“The Little Things”

And he answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’” – Luke 10:27

Many years ago, I attended a seminar where I was introduced to the “Broken Windows” theory of policing. Essentially, this theory says if we mind the small things such as vandalism, trespassing, etc. it will help deter great incidences of crime.

An oversimplified way of saying it is “take care of the small things and the big things will take care of themselves.”

This week’s verse reminds us this is not only true in policing, but in our spiritual life as well. Many times we tend to let the “small things” slip and then find ourselves way off course and wonder how that happened.

If we tend to these two “simple” commands, they will take care of those larger issues.

My prayer this week is for each of us to mind the small stuff.


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