Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” This small, fragile woman was not wealthy, nor beautiful, nor in a position of power, but her acts of simple kindness to the poor and dying brought her world-wide recognition. She practiced a great truth, shared by Helen Keller who said, “I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” May we also be ever ready to do the something we can do.
I offer myself to You and in so doing, to others. I don’t always know what I can do, but I know that You can help me to seize the moment when I can be used for good.
Volunteer with any church or other nonprofit organization in your community whose mission is important to you. Giving of yourself, your time, your talent – asking for nothing in return – is a powerful gift. Remarkably, you will likely find that you will reap the greatest reward. Be sure to include your experience in your Lenten journal.
-Sue Breland, Journey Through the Cross: Meditations for Lent ©