Taking Care of the Little Things

Whoever can be trusted with very
little can also be trusted with much.
                         —Luke 16:10

Trustworthy discipleship is a life of faithful attention to each day’s frequent and familiar tasks, however small and insignificant they may seem. It’s easy to be indifferent toward small obligations while thinking we would be trustworthy in major matters. But we wouldn’t do much if we had a lot unless we’re faithful to what little we’ve got.

Life, for the majority, consists of seemingly small opportunities. Most of us will not this week christen a ship, write a book, become CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or have dinner with the president. More likely, the week will present no more than a chance to write a note, visit a nursing home, vote for a county commissioner, pay attention to a child, or feed the neighbor’s cat.

Little things mean a lot.

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