When I think of Mother Teresa, I see a woman who gave her life fully over to service to the poor. I also see someone who was filled with joy. To her, love wasn’t a thing to strive for or to hold onto, but to freely share in words and works for others. She knew that even one act of agape love has the power to change a person for the better, to lead them closer to God.
This humble nun showed the world what it looks like to spend each day following Jesus’ call. And I think she would be the first to encourage all of us that no ministry is too small. We can step out and do what we can, when we can, to impact those around us for the Lord right now.
“It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.”
“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
If this crazy year of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that love has the power to connect us. And, we have God’s love within our hearts. In the simplest of ways, we can have a special impact on the people around us, and those far beyond our physical reach. So let’s think of ways we can make those loving connections, so this Christmas season can be even more meaningful.
“At this Christmas, when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.”
“…by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
“God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.”
“…if my people, who are called by my name,will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”