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Monday, March 9, 2015

The Sixth Station ~ Veronica Dries the Face of Jesus

HOW IS IT that we remember this act of kindness more than two thousand years later: Veronica consoling Jesus by drying his battered and bleeding face? "Little things, with great love. It's not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing," Mother Teresa would say, "Not how much you give, but how much love you put in the giving."

Jesus would have celebrated Veronica's little gift - her towel. Remember when he said, "Believe me, anyone who gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones, just because he is my disciple will by no means lose his rewards." (Matthew 10:42) But I must begin!

A woman confided to me once: "All my husband asks of me is an ironed shirt, and I let him know what an inconvenience it is that he asks." 

To the young people who might be reading this post: before we would ever go to a far away country to help the sick and the poor, I must learn to help happily with the dinner dishes and without being asked, and to help in folding the laundry at home, and to care for my own room and even to pick up the broom just because the kitchen floor needs sweeping. Shh, it must be done secretly!

Little means a lot to Jesus.


Our Father Who art in heaven...
Hail Mary full of grace...
Glory be to the Father...


  1. Falling in love with Jesus, effects everything you do. I guess finding Him is the goal. Your posts help us to do that daily.

  2. Sometimes a small act of kindness that goes unnoticed is the most rewarding because it is a secret known only between you and God.