Two thousand years later and we're still remembering this act of kindness: Veronica consoling Jesus in the drying of 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 often said. "It's not how much you give, but how much love you put in the giving."
Jesus would have celebrated Veronica's little gift. Remember when in another gospel place Jesus 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 reward." (Matthew 10:42) But I must begin!
Some people dream of doing big things for others. I was chaplain for some years to a school-community for young people who had lost their way. I'd sometimes say to them: Before I will ever go to feed lepers in the Amazon I have to learn to serve the dinner plates here, happily and graciously; take on breakfast cooking with a grateful and kind heart; fold the laundry of my fellows with the same attention I would give to my own; pick up the broom simply because the room needs sweeping!
Little means a lot to Jesus!