Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Little Something Extra...Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Small Deeds, Great Love 

In today's Gospel, Jesus teaches us that the size of our good deeds is not nearly as important as our motivations for doing them. 

Let's listen again to Jesus' words in Mark 9:41. 

Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink
because you belong to Christ,
amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward. 

The deed is very small...a simple drink of water. But it is done out of great love...a love of Christ and a love of the person who belongs to Christ. 

Jesus firmly assures us that those who perform small deeds with great love will not lose their reward, and that reward will correspond to the size of the love, not the size of the deed. 

Small deeds, great love, amazing rewards. 

What will do you for Jesus today?

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