To Almighty God, it’s not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. And so, I would like you, if you are truly a co-worker, to do that.
Maybe just a little flower you bring to your old father or mother, maybe you just arrange the bed a little better, maybe you are just present to receive your husband with a big smile when he comes home from work - just small things. Maybe when your child comes home from school, you are there to receive her, to encourage her: How have you done? What have you done? Have you been good?
We don’t try to connect with each other anymore. We are so busy, we have no time to smile even. We have no time to give love and to receive love. Love is not measured by how much we do; love is measured by how much we give.
Obedience is love in action through the spirit of sacrifice. Even in family life, the most natural thing that keeps the family together, that nourishes family life is surrender to each other. If there is not that obedience and surrender of the father and mother to each other, then how can they ask their children to be obedient?
Based on Where There Is Love There Is God, Mother Teresa of Calcutta