When Mother Teresa died, she was loved and well known all over the world. But who would have ever thought she would have gained such influence when she first began? What did she have to begin with? She was a small woman, who started out with almost nothing. Mother Teresa told her superiors, “I have three pennies and a dream from God to build an orphanage.”
“Mother Teresa,” her superiors said, “you can’t build an orphanage with three pennies … with three pennies you can’t do anything.”
“I know,” she said, smiling, “but with God and three pennies I can do anything.”
Mother Teresa knew that with God’s blessing, it takes very little for great things to happen. This belief is rooted in Jesus’ teachings, that with faith only the size of mustard seed… nothing will be impossible.
I wonder what resources you have in your hand. I wonder what dreams you have. I wonder what God may be wanting to do through you.
Let us pray: Loving God, make us an instrument of your peace. And even as we offer to you our lives and our resources again, continue to heal us and redeem us and use us for your glory. Amen.
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