Mother Teresa has many wonderful quotes. Today I am thinking of the one which starts “I am a little pencil …”:
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
– Mother Teresa
There are a couple of things I like about this quote. First of all, I want to remember that I am God’s pencil, His instrument. I am not here to forward my own agenda, but to be a tool of our Father as he bestows His grace on us.
Second, I like the use of the word “little”. Sometimes we think what we are doing is big and important, but that is often not the case. We are all doing small things which our Father asks of us. I need to remember not to put myself and my ministries before those of others. What I am doing is just a little part.