Yes, we are socked in with rain. We needed it, of course. The frogs are happy. The cat thinks I should sit in an armchair so he can sleep in my lap…..Well…..He sits by the door – hoping. Cats and frogs…..little things. What do they matter?
Being fond of small things, it was a comfort to read Papa Benedict XVI writing that: “The theology of littleness is a basic category of Christianity. After all, the tenor of our faith is that God’s distinctive greatness is revealed precisely in powerlessness. That i the long run, the strength of history is precisely in those who love…..a strength that….cannot be measured according to categories of power.” [Salt of the Earth]
Today we celebrate St Therese of Lisieux,who teaches us about the ‘little way’, and tomorrow, Holy Guardian Angels. Both could be considered “little” – easy to ignore and hardly creatures of power. Well, yes, we think of angels as powerful and they are. But our angel guardian is probably most ignored – yet most valuable to us! May the power of this great Saint and of our Angel be with us always and may we be “little” enough to notice it!