“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” – St. Therese of Lisieux
This is one of my favorite quotes from St. Therese. It exemplifies her “Little Way”. St. Therese did not do heroic things during her life but rather did the ordinary. Everything she did was intentional and done with love.
Just think how much we can impact each other with kindness, a smile, opening a door for someone, or just saying hello. We never know what is going on in someone else’s life. Maybe that hello is what is needed for them to get through another day. Love doesn’t cost anything, but the ripples it starts are endless.
As you prepare for Lent keep St. Therese’s words in mind. There is no better consolation for our Lord as we prepare to celebrate His Passion. Christ does not demand heroism, just small acts of love toward one another.