SMILE AND BE KIND EVEN IF YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT AND YOU’LL SHOW GOD’S KINDNESS TO OTHERS!


Kindness of God in your eyes, smile

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.
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