A Thought From St. Mother Teresa

I found this and thought it was noteworthy to share. It is from Daily Readings with Mother Teresa, ed. Teresa DeBertodano (Harper Collins, 1993). Goes like this:

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. How does a lamp burn? By the continuous input of small drops of oil. If the drops of oil run out, the light of the lamp will cease, and the Bridegroom will say, “I do not know you.” My sisters, what are these drops of oil in our lamps? They are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, punctuality, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of being silent, of looking, of speaking, and of acting. These are the true drops of love. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

I wonder what the drops of oil are in our marriages – in your marriage. What are the little things we do to say “I Love You”? How do we daily live our lives as a testimony to the love we promised our spouse? We want to remind ourselves not to take each other for granted. It is never too late to re-kindle the flame of our Love. Let your light shine brightly!

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