There are many things that I do that are not for pay, such as:
Holding the door for someone.
Going to Mass.
Visiting the sick.
Being a parent or grandparent.
Big things and little things that I don’t get paid for can be the greatest things I do. They can be the measure of a great life. These are the things that the Lord holds precious. These are the things that endure.
This presents an interesting reversal for us. Our society believes that the things we do that receive the most money and require the greatest skill are the most valuable, like the work of a heart surgeon or business genius. But money and complexity mean nothing in terms of faith. If money and complexity were removed entirely from the picture and we looked only at things which had lasting value, the picture would look very different.
The greatest things I do are those actions motivated by love and compassion, not money and fame. Good works that are not done for pay are the most important and valuable things that anyone could do. It doesn’t matter if you are a child, elderly person, or a teenager, educated, rich or poor. Good works are within reach of all of us !
St. Joseph, pray for us !
DeColores, Deacon Doug