We all know Saint Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, and her message of doing small things with great love. As a man, I love that there’s a male saint who essentially said the same thing! I present to you the surprisingly similar message from St. Augustine…first in Latin, then translated into English…
Quod minimum, minimum est,
Sed in minimo fidelem esse,
What is a little thing, is just a little thing.
But to be faithful in a little thing
is a great thing.
-St. Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana, IV, 35.
We can do this:
- in how we celebrate Mass (for priests),
- in how we reason (some people do not reason well! #takeALogicClass #prayForWisdom),
- in our prayer lives (don’t rush and silence is your friend!),
- and obviously in our relationships (especially for married people).
Now go out there and do the little things well!