Nothing goes a long way...
There is a story about a field mouse who once asked a wise old owl, “What is the weight of a single snowflake?” The owl replied that a single snowflake weighs nothing. The mouse then told the owl about the time when he was resting on a branch in a fir tree counting each snowflake that landed on his perch, and when he got to 3,569,791 snowflakes, he watched as snowflake number 3,569,792 landed and the extra weight caused the branch to snap and all the snowflakes and the mouse fell to the ground. “So much for the weight of nothing.” said the mouse.
As you ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ you may think that your contributions, your acts of charity, your gifts of love… your extra prayer, your kind smile, your words of encouragement... are nothing, or that they are small in comparison to those of others. But remember that when one is added to another, and then to another and another and so on, great things happen from nothing.
What seems to be ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary
with just a little extra nothing, especially during Advent.
This Monday Minute is from Deacon Andy Neu, currently listening to "Even So Come" as performed by Kristian Stanfill. Listen in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBHcvJhc6Pk