Thursday, August 19, 2010

A very small field

"We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self."
-- St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

(Happy birthday, Emilie!)


  1. The concept of "small field" is sometimes hard to understand. And yet, God has put each of us in a certain spot for His purposes and for a period of time. I think the size of one's field changes during the course of one's life. Whatever the size, if it is done for God, it has value and we are to rejoice in it. If the field of cultivation has become large but produces only for self, it has lost all lasting value.

  2. Love these words-the rhythm in my head is so a song. More specifically a lullaby.