Small is Actually the Big Thing

Small things may not amount to much but often they mean a lot.

The human body is three-fourths made up of water. But it is the tiny micronutrients, barely one percent of our total body weight, that make the body vital and functioning. A tiny speck of rust may mean nothing but if left alone can eventually corrode a whole iron bar. Everything that happens in our world and in the universe boils down to just tiny particles either splitting up or fusing together.

Everyone dreams of doing something big or great, of making a difference, of contributing in a significant way. The fact is my life is the sum total of the small things I do daily. Every now and then I might be called upon to do something big and truly significant. But in the long run, the total of the small things I do will far outweigh the total of the big things I might have done. A thousand hugs and kisses with my loved ones are to be treasured more than making a sizable donation to a charity. Little stories and shared laughter with friends are more precious than one presentation I make before a great assembly.

Small things when done out of love are never small. For anything done out of love have the potential to change me or the other.

Blessed the man who fears the Lord.
~Psalm 112

Jesus said to his disciples,
“The person who is trustworthy in very small matters
is also trustworthy in great ones;
and the person who is dishonest in very small matters
is also dishonest in great ones.
If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth,
who will trust you with true wealth?
If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another,
who will give you what is yours?
No servant can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon.” 
Luke 16:10-13


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1 Response to Small is Actually the Big Thing

  1. I couldn’t agree more. 🙂

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