Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Little things

Artist: Jacques-Louis David

Sojourners sent the following quotation out in an email today and I think it goes well with yesterday's posting:

Every spiritual master in every tradition talks about the significance of small things in a complex world. Small actions in social life, small efforts in the spiritual life, small moments in the personal life. All of them become great in the long run, the mystics say, but all of them look like little or nothing in themselves.

- Joan Chittister

We are very easily seduced, aren't we, by the world's understanding of significance. It is wise not to devalue seemingly "little" things. We don't know. We really don't know. Let us, rather, assume that our judgment of what is small or great may very well be distorted.

1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate your comment that "...our judgment of what is small or great may very well be distorted." We would do well to remember this, especially when we compare ourselves to others (often unfavorably).

    annie c


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