The simple truth is that much of life consists of repeating seemingly unimportant but necessary actions. They must be done, but no one ever notices. When we get focused on the dulling routine and the insignificance of it all we can easily grow discouraged or depressed. This can be especially true when we reflect on the fact that even our most important or significant acts most of the time don’t really amount to much in the world’s estimation. We compare our little “works” with the things that some other people do. Maybe we look at the great notice given to some famous athlete, or the astounding ministry of some Christian leader who impacts thousands of people, or the money given by some philanthropist and think, “my things don’t matter at all. It’s all just too small.” Can anything help us avoid that?
We can give our little contribution, we can pray, we can do some act of service and love for another, no matter how small or large in the eyes of the world and know that when we do it for Jesus with all our heart he says, “This person has given more than all the others.”