by Paulina French

“If I cannot do great things I can do small things in a great way”  Dr Martin Luther King JR

In this way, led by God’s grace, we shape by many small gestures the holiness God has willed for us, not as men and women sufficient unto ourselves but rather “as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Pet 4:10). The New Zealand bishops rightly teach us that we are capable of loving with the Lord’s unconditional love, because the risen Lord shares his powerful life with our fragile lives: “His love set no limits and, once given, was never taken back. It was unconditional and remained faithful. To love like that is not easy because we are often so weak. But just to try to love as Christ loved us shows that Christ shares his own risen life with us. In this way, our lives demonstrate his power at work – even in the midst of human weakness.” (Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, 18)

Lord, help me to remember that when I do small things with great love I come closer to reflecting the love you have for all of humanity. Amen