No Task is Too Small: How Injecting Love Brings Out Great Potential

Do you struggle with the nitty-gritty aspect of work?

Hidden in every task, even in the mundane, is an opportunity for love to be uncovered; for God who is Love, is in all things. Our negative attitude towards work may come from a belittling view of the world around us and an enlargement of our own ego. We belittle things that don’t challenge us; tasks that demean our position; and efforts that make us uncomfortable.

On the flip side, many of us also belittle ourselves, and get much affected by how others criticize us. We may become too overwhelmed by the task at hand to the point of fear and paralysis. We find ourselves constantly faced by a “Goliath”; not realizing the “David” within.

Jesus sees something big in us, even if others belittle us. He beholds something great in others even if we belittle them. He takes notice of a mustard seed and tells us that the biggest thing unimaginable, the Kingdom of Heaven, is such. 

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants.” (Mt.13:32)
Are we not more than mustard seeds? Jesus can see our true potential.
Every small work done with great love unleashes true potential! Let us take a second look at our tasks, rediscover the purpose behind them, and inject love in our actions. How do they contribute to the bigger picture of building a better society, which in turn builds the Kingdom of God on earth?
(Post taken and edited from my old blog post, “Great Love Unleashes True Potential,” in, July 28, 2014)

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