Because you have been In pauca fidelis, faithful in small things, come and join in your Master's happiness. The words are Christ's. In pauca fidelis!...Now will you neglect little things, if heaven itself is promised to those who mind them? (The Way, 819)
Have you seen how that imposing building was built? One brick upon another. Thousands. But, one by one. And bags of cement, one by one. And blocks of stone, each of them insignificant compared with the massive whole. And beams of steel. And men working, the same hours, day after day...
Have you seen how that imposing building was built?... By dint of little things!
((The Way, 823)
Didn't you see the light in Jesus' eyes as the poor widow left her little alms in the temple? Give him what you can: the merit is not in whether it is big or small, but in the intention with which you give it.
(The Way, 829)
Before God, no occupation is in itself great or small. Everything gains the value of the Love with which it is done.
Great souls pay much attention to little things.
(The Way, 818)
Never put your trust in organization alone.
(The Forge, 403)
"A great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman adorned with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars about her head." From this, you and I and everyone may be sure that nothing perfects our personality so much as correspondence with grace.
Try to imitate the Virgin Mary and you will be a complete man or woman.
(The Forge, 443)
We read in the Scriptures: Stultorum infinitus est numerus, the number of fools is infinite, and they seem to grow more every day. In all sorts of places, in the most unexpected situations, under the mantle of high office and respected positions -- and even in the guise of virtue -- you will have to put up with so much stupidity and so little good judgement.
But I do not understand how you can lose the supernatural view of life and give up caring. There is nothing you can do but put up with these situations, though your interior dispositions must be very poor if you put up with them for human motives.
If you do not help these people to find the right way by doing your work responsibly and finishing it well -- by sanctifying it, that is -- you will become like them, a fool. Either that or an accomplice.