Thursday, August 08, 2013

Yaconelli: the power of goodness

Thursday, August 8, 2013
    Feast of Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
    [Jesus:] “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
    —Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
    The power of goodness is found in the tiny. Since the beginning, God has chosen the tiny over the large: David over Goliath, Gideon and his three hundred soldiers over thousands of Midianites, Elijah over the prophets of Baal, one sheep over ninety-nine sheep. Spirituality is about doing the tiny work of God, little acts, small responses to God’s presence in our lives.
    ... Mike Yaconelli (1942-2003), Messy Spirituality [2002], Zondervan, 2007, p. 129 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 25:40; Judg. 7:2-7; 1 Sam. 17:45-50; 1 Kings 18:18-24; Matt. 10:42; Mark 9:41; 12:42-44; Luke 15:4-7; 2 Cor. 8:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, awaken me to the small opportunities for mercy.
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