It’s easy to excuse ourselves when we fall short in “the little things,” but when the motivations behind our failures are laid out before us, we realize that the little things we do (and don’t do) are actually powerful character indicators. I really appreciated this author’s reminder!
Many people would like to save the world. Many of us find fault with our world in which poverty, homelessness, war and other evils exist. We want to be part of the solution, and we think we are. We have aspirations to take on the big things, but we ignore the little things.
We fail to realize that, if we are not faithful with the little things, we will not accomplish the big things. When we fail in the little things, we are part of the problem and not part of the solution.
I count myself among the many. I do not always do the right thing. So, I am preaching to myself and to anyone who cares to listen.
One little, petty example got me thinking about this. It is not a big thing, but that is exactly the point. The little things that we ignore and discount add…
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