Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.
Many people are scared of their calling to follow The Christ. Surely the Christian life is a super human task carried out by extraordinary individuals like Mother Theresa of Calcutta or Martin Luther King? A little one like me can’t just slip in quietly by the backdoor and expect to do anything for God!!
This morning’s lectionary reading from Colossians 3:12-17 turns that familiar tale of feelings of inadequacy on its head. The Christian journey is one of humble compassion, kindness and gentleness binding people together in unity. We are called to do whatever we do, whether in word or deed in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.