Lessons from St. Therese of Lisieux.... and the Superbowl

Many fans who watched Super Bowl 50 said the game wasn't the most exciting one they have ever seen. There were not very many dramatic plays, no real cliff hangers. Many said the game was won by the Bronco's defense, as Denver put a few points on the board at a time, often in a rather low-profile fashion. Even Denver's coach talked about grinding away to victory.

It wasn't dramatic, but the Broncos won.

St. Therese of Lisieux, a Doctor of the Church, promoted as her foundational spirituality the "Little Way."  It simply means doing the day to day, ordinary things of your life for the love of God and His people.  It means giving your attention and your best efforts to the daily routines of your responsibilities, your family, your job or ministry...your life.

It's not dramatic, not thrilling.  No one will notice it....and even if they do, they probably won't care.

It doesn't matter, counters Therese.....you're doing it for God...not for human approval.  Ash Wednesday's Gospel (Matthew) warned against doing things so that others would see us.  St. Paul tells us that whatever we do, we
should do it in the name of the Lord.

So no matter how boring, tedious, mundane, your own "game of life" might be, give it all you've got...even if you  have to "grind through it."  You are playing a much bigger game than the superbowl!

By faithfulness....and God's grace, you will certainly win!


Author: JimMurphy   20160211   Category: faith
Tags: superbowllessonsSTTherese
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