It’s easy to be intimidated when you think of all of the amazing things the apostles and saints have done through the centuries to stand up for what they believe. Most of these feats are unfathomable, from being crucified upside down, to being fed to lions, to being burned alive in Jesus’ name.
However, these inspirational servants of God remind us that we are called to live out our faith in whatever way necessary.
Thankfully, having a steward’s heart doesn’t mean you must die in order to prove your devotion and love of Jesus. Sometimes, our steps can be small and simple.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, commonly known as the Little Flower, is a prime example of this. Unlike many of her fellow saints, she didn’t perform any heroic, glamorous acts in her lifetime. Instead, she devoted herself to doing small acts of kindness out of her love for Jesus.
Doing the little things in life in Christ’s name can be a great way for us to take the steps necessary to become a better disciple. St. Thérèse herself points out that it’s not the size of our actions, but the intent. She once said, “You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love at which we do them.”
So, adopt a servant’s heart and serve those around you. Whether your acts are big or small, just remember to perform them all out of love.