Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Small things, great love

*"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. " *
Mother Theresa

1 Corinthians 13: 1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Proverbs 15: 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.

Matthew 10: 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."

" There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible." Mother Theresa

"You too try to bring that presence of God in your family, for the family that prays together stays together. And I think that we in our family don't need bombs and guns, to destroy to bring peace - just get together, love one another, bring that peace, that joy, that strength of presence of each other in the home. And we will be able to overcome all the evil that is in the world." Mother Theresa

Matthew 6: 10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
We had a wonderful time apple picking. To me these are times of fun and love seed sowing. I believe our God that is Good and Love Himself is happy when we share these times and share love with one another. We are far from perfect (oh boy, the bickering we had to work with in the car!), but that's ok. He still accepts us, and teaches us how to love when we are bumping against each other. His work never stops! As I'm able, and as I stretch in my human capabilities, I believe I'll see Him at work as I keep loving and doing the little things as I grow in love.

"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. " Mother Theresa

1 comment:

  1. oh i miss this so much! that last picture is like a PERFECT depiction of all of the kids. i love it!!!