Excerpt from Small Steps for Catholic Moms for June 25th:
“Make many acts of love, for they set the soul on fire and make it gentle”
St. Terese of Avila
Open my eyes wide, dear Lord. Let me see all those small acts of love for which you created me. I want to be your instrument. Show me where to go and what to do.
Buy some very small silk flowers (three inches high or so). Set them in your family room or on your kitchen table in front of a glass bowl. For every act of love, invite your children to put a flower in the bowl. When the bowl is full, make small bouquets of silk flowers and tie them with thin ribbon. Put the bouquet in front of statues of Mary you have in your home or take them to church and offer them to Mary there.
Ahhh…it’s just that simple. Such a small way, to encourage acts of love in the heart of our homes. And that’s all it takes…small steps = many blessings! If you’ve not yet purchased a copy of Danielle Bean’s and Elizabeth Foss’ Small Steps for Catholic Moms, may I encourage you to do so? It’s such a sweet devotional…not too heavy, full of beautiful quotes from the Saints and practical suggestions to help us Catholic moms “think, pray and act” in ways that will bless the little things we do, day to day. In an increasingly complicated world, it’s a nice reminder that smallness is truly the way to holiness…