Saturday, November 8
Matthew 17 For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Among the many things that Mother Theresa said, we find this quote, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” In the same vein, we hear these words from Margaret Mead, American anthropologist, “Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Jesus teaches us that when we have faith made into action, the smallest of efforts can bear great fruit. Now, honestly, when we plant small seeds, we do not always see large fruit. In fact, sometimes, we don’t see any fruit from our efforts at all. Yet, can we trust in being commissioned to plant seeds with the trust that God will water them and cause fruit to be borne in its due season?
Questions for reflection:
When have you witnessed a small act, or a small group, making a difference in our world? Is a small act satisfying to you? Why or why not? How might we increase our faith and trust that God is at work in small things around us?