Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nobel or Noble Peace Prize

"We are not really social workers," said another Nobel Peace Prize winner, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. "We may be doing social work in the eyes of people. But we are really .... touching the body of Christ." Whenever we share love and peace and joy with others, we are touching the body of Christ in the world today.

This is the heart of what it means to keep the faith as we strive to do good in our relationships with family members, coworkers and neighbors in need. "It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do," stressed Mother Teresa. "If we could only remember that God loves us, and we have an opportunity to love others as he loves us, not in big things, but in small things with great love." 

The crown of righteousness is given to those who fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith. The heavenly prize is awarded to all who put love into action - not necessarily in big things, but in small things with great love. 

So let's dust off our dancing shoes. Get ready for the heavenly banquet.
The Noble Prize is coming, and someday, our name's going to be called.