2 Corinthians 2:9 For this is why I wrote, to know your proven character, whether you were obedient in everything.
“Beloved one, you must be obedient in everything. If you cannot obey in small things, how will you follow your Lord on the Way of the Cross? Will you be one who scatters, or denies Jesus? Or will you be strong in your resolve to follow him to the end? Child, if you do not practice now, where will your strength come from? The athlete knows that he must train in order to win the race. You too must be trained in obedience, for the prize of eternal life cannot be given to those who rebel. No, it belongs to those who esteem nothing more than to follow the will of God, as Jesus and Mary did, all the way to the cross.”
My Jesus, help me. I am so weak, but I am beginning to see that it is obedience in the small things that will build spiritual muscle. Grant me every grace O Lord. Without you I cannot please you. Here I am Lord, I come to live in your will. Amen