With meekness, humility, and diligence, apply yourself to the duties of your condition. They are the seemingly little things which make no noise that do the business. – Henry More
The little things, the quiet things, meekness, humility – during Lent we take care of the things “that make no noise,” and the larger tasks take care of themselves. A great baker works hard at the little things to make his dough just the right texture for kneading so it’s ready for the oven. A Potter works hard at getting his clay pliable but not too runny, so he can mold his pot into shape and it’s ready for the kiln.
In order to mold us and to prepare us for the fires of turmoil and trouble in life, God asks us to yield to the little things – to say yes to his sweet requests. During Lent we learn to say yes to the little things, so we too may become what God created us to be.