I would like to encourage my fellow “headlighters” (I’m liking the new word) to keep these words from Mother Teresa actively in our thoughts and prayers while in Rochester/Kansas City. I’m a quote girl – my room is covered in ponderful (we can’t let Colleen invent all the words), encouraging, funny and deep post-its – so when I hear a good one, it just needs to be shared. This one is especially applicable to what our two Headlights groups will be doing over spring break.
“To show great love for God and our neighbor, we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God.”
It’s arguable that going on a Headlights trip falls into the “great things” category, but if we don’t arrive with hearts overflowing with love, we’ll only be giving/receiving a fraction of the blessings God wants to show us. However, if we reach out with our whole hearts and completely disregard ourselves and our desires we’ll experience beauty in service unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
All you wonderful people reading this and going with us in spirit, please pray that we will open our hearts and pour out the love to everyone we encounter on the trip. And all you wonderful people going to either Rochester or Kansas City – start lovin’. 🙂
XOXO (that’s how you love through a blog)