Apr. 23: Faithfulness in Little Things

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once wrote the following about the importance of being a person of character:

“Faithfulness in great things is not uncommon; faithfulness in little things is rare but most indicative of character.  Almost any husband would leap into the sea or rush into a burning building to rescue his wife.  But to anticipate the convenience or happiness of the wife in some small matter, the neglect of which would go unnoticed, is a more eloquent proof of tenderness.

“Our lives for the most part are made up of little things, and by these our character is to be tested.  There are very few who have to take a prominent place in the great conflicts of our age; the vast majority must dwell in humbler scenes and be content to do a more humble work…Little duties carefully discharged; little temptations earnestly resisted with the strength which God supplies; little sins crucified—these all together help to form that character which is to be described not as popular or glamorous, but as moral and noble.”

The righteous walk in integrity—happy are the children

who follow them!  (Proverbs 20:7)

Give me courage to make right decisions, Jesus.

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