Do small things with love
God doesn’t ask us to do big extravagant acts of mercy but he asks us to do the small things we can and are able to do, shares Jeswin Gloria
This past Sunday, I was listening to the homily on the Gospel. It was about the story of the Rich man and Lazarus. The rich man lives in luxury and doesn’t care about the suffering of Lazarus, the beggar on his doorstep. At the end of their lives, Lazarus was welcomed into paradise, whereas the rich man ended up in torment. This is a story we have heard over again. The story of Lazarus is a very relatable story to us in this day and age. The majority of us blessed by the grace of God with a good life. We are blessed to not worry about food or shelter and in this modern day life is comfortable. This is all by the grace of God and nothing of it truly belongs to us. As a good steward of treasures given to us, we have a duty to share it with our neighbors. We should not be selfish rather, go out of our way to help the people around us to just. And it doesn’t just stop with our friends and family. We are asked to help anyone who’s in need whether that person be someone you don’t like or a stranger. The rich man didn’t have to do much. All he had to do was maybe just provide food for Lazarus. God doesn’t ask us to do big extravagant acts of mercy but he asks us to do the small things we can and are able to do. Mother Theresa says that “We cannot do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Even the small things we do, do it with love and Jesus will multiply it just like he multiplied the loaves and fish.