SMILE AND BE KIND EVEN IF YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT AND
YOU’LL SHOW GOD’S KINDNESS TO OTHERS!
Many times, putting a smile towards another person could be very difficult especially when we feel tired, irritated, annoyed, exasperated…
Nevertheless, it could be a very good occasion not only to offer to God a small sacrifice but also to show His Kindness when we overcome ourselves and smile instead.
As Blessed Teresa of Calcutta said:
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
BE THE LIVING EXPRESSION OF GOD’S KINDNESS: kindness in your FACE, kindness in your EYES, kindness in your SMILE.”
Hence, dear brethren in Christ, let us overcome hatred, anger, boredom, tiredness with KINDNESS by putting a smile out of LOVE FOR GOD. By doing so, we have carried out an act of prayer and of sacrifice.
As St. Josemaria wrote in Furrow, n. 63:
“A sincere resolution: to make the way lovable for others and easy, since life brings enough bitterness with it already.”
Fr. Rolly Arjonillo, priest of Opus Dei.