Minute Meditations

Every Drop Adds to the Ocean

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“Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food…”—Matthew 25:34–35

There is so much need for good today that it can be overwhelming. We think, What good is my small part? Do not sell yourself short on your effort, small as it may seem. That smile you gave your new neighbor may seem small to you, but it might have meant a whole lot to that neighbor. Maybe that kind word or smile released a flood of self-confidence, joy, peace, and affirmation that your neighbor needed at that moment. It may seem like just a drop in the ocean, but every ocean is fed with small streams. Mother Teresa, from her own experience, told others: “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” She had the eyes of faith to see the immeasurable dignity and value of each person. She could see the glory of God shining through people discarded by society. Her faith made each person the most important person in the world at that moment. Small thing? Look at the strength of character she developed over the years. What is that “small thing” in your life that God is calling you to be faithful to?

Prayer Lord, help me to always remember that all I have comes from you, and when I give to others, I am really giving back to you. Amen.

 —from the book Three Minutes with God: Reflections and Prayers to Encourage, Inspire, and Motivate
by Monsignor Frank Bognanno

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1 thought on “Every Drop Adds to the Ocean”

  1. Lord Jesus Christ, you are the fulfillment of all our hopes and desires. Your Holy Spirit brings us grace, truth, life, and freedom. Fill me with the joy of the Gospel and inflame my heart with love and zeal for you and for your will. Amen.

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