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Making the Difference with Small Deeds

by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada

Today's Bible Verse

"Let us think of ways to motivate one another with acts of love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:24)

Discussion

Can we make a difference in the life of others by our simple deeds?

With zero efforts, we can make great positive changes in the lives of others. This will give a refreshing breeze in the lives of the givers, and they could go to bed with a bit of self- satisfaction and have a healthy sleep. “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it by our little good deeds with care and love. Let us not love with words or tongues but with act out and in truth” (John 3:18). Let us consider that we are the instruments of the Creator to continue his creation. "I’m a little pencil in the hands of God who is writing a love letter to the world." - Mother Teresa. Let God’s creative and regenerative construction flow through our bodies towards others with our thoughtful caring and loving actions. The world stands as it is because this kind of love and small deeds.

Joe is a 40 plus man with down syndrome who is physically weak and gets tired very easily. He stays with his eldest sister, Ann. Once when Ann had fractured her leg and was in cast, a few people had come to see her. Amidst their conversation, Ann was struggling to keep her broken leg elevated. Nobody paid attention to this as everyone was busy talking. Joy got up and came back with a stool to keep her leg aptly comfortable. This act moved everyone in the room. This simple, yet thoughtful, act by a person with Down syndrome made a great difference in the life of a family. Are we, the so called healthy and perfect people, concerned about others?

“The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever” (Psalm 22:8).

“We make a living by what we get, but make life by what we give." - Winston Churchill.

Prayer

Jesus, we pray for those who care and love others. Lord, bless the good Samaritans like Joy. We pray for him and all the mentally challenged and disabled. Let our lives be kindled with the fire of thoughtful love and care with simple deeds towards others. Let us make a difference in each day by our lives on this beautiful earth. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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