One Heart (November 2010): Finding God in the Ordinary
We are sharing with you the One Heart newsletter for the month of November 2010, written by John Hunt, Founder of One Heart Salesian Spirituality Team, UK. The theme is “Finding God in the Ordinary”.
In today’s fast moving competitive world, we can easily assume that if we want to make anything of our lives then we have to think ‘big’ and make sure that we are seen to be successful. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who achieved worldwide recognition within her own lifetime for her work with the ‘poorest of the poor,’ followed a path of doing lots of little things with great love. ‘I do not agree with the big way of doing things,’ she says. ‘I believe in person to person; every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is the only one person in the world for me at that moment.’
Consider Christ’s words in St Matthew’s Gospel: ‘In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.’ (Mt 25:40)
Little acts of love, whether visible or not, have the power to change the world. The Carmelite priest, James McCaffrey, observes: ‘What is hidden and obscure and carried out in a spirit of love and trust, can paradoxically become that which is universally known and immortal.’
To download the newsletter: One Heart Newsletter Nov 2010