Tuesday, February 14, 2012

With Great Love

Lately I have been thinking about a quote from Mother Teresa that I read. It said 'do small things with great love'. This year we are memorizing 1 Corinthians 13 at home and so I find myself thinking a lot about how well I do or do not love others. On further examination I have come to the conclusion that it is simply not enough to do something nice, but that that something nice needs to be done with great love. The whole saying "it is not what you are doing, but how you are doing it that is so important" or "it is not what you said, but how you said it" has taken on a whole new meaning.

So I remind myself :
Get up to get that glass of water refilled?
YES, by all means, but do it with great love.
Take the bag of trash out?
YES, by all means, but do it with great love.
Hand out and review those spelling words?
ABSOLUTELY, but do it with great love.

It is humbling to really, truly do things with great love. It goes deeper than feelings, attraction, and chemistry. It calls me out of my comfort zone and calls me down to my knees. It is something that will be a life long journey for me, learning to live each moment with great love.

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