Am I doing enough ( no more grandeur delusions)


#1

If I don't make a big difference outside of my immediate household, have I fulfilled God's plan? How would I know. And is it okay to forsake, at least temporarily, helping any others, for the sake of helping only those within my immediate household, if I think the needs are 'great enough.' How can I determine whether its truly enough, or the needs pressing enough, to limit my sphere of influence to those only within my own family (wife, son, 2 dogs).


#2

I encourage you to read about St. Therese of Lisieux... God works through us, even in our very "little" sacrifices - when we focus on who we are truly doing them for - Jesus.
Ask God to GIVE you others to help - constantly... in the ways that only He knows best.

Don't fret about the grandeur of your works, as long as it's done with the grandest of love.


#3

Your first responsibility is to your family, every time. We never know how much of difference we make with whatever effort we make. An off hand remark or a spontanous two dollar donation to a street bum can change a life forever and a generous charity donation can end up in the pocket of a con artist. It’s best to do what you can and leave the rest to the Holy Spirit!


#4

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