Blessed Teresa of Kolkata on Being Faithful in the Little Things

Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata

Always be faithful in little things, for in them our strength lies. To God nothing is little. He does not mean anything to diminish. All things are infinite for Him. Practice fidelity in the least things, not for their own sake, but for the sake of the great thing that is the will of God, and which I respect greatly.
Do not pursue spectacular deeds. We must deliberately renounce all desires to see the fruit of our labor, doing all we can as best we can, leaving the rest in the hands of God. What matters is the gift of yourself, the degree of love that you put into each one of your actions.
Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best. Neither glory in your success, but refer all to God in deepest thankfulness.
If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about people’s opinions. Be humble and you will never be disturbed. The Lord has willed me here where I am. He will offer a solution.

* This excerpt is from “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love”

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