“Holiness has nothing to do with extraordinary deeds. There are many Christians who walk this earth unnoticed, whom we will meet, much to our surprise, in paradise in a beautiful place, which the most famous saints will occupy.”
-St. Vincent Pallotti
We don’t need to have built a cathedral, or founded an orphanage to be considered holy by God. Holiness has nothing to do with grandiose gestures or lavish donations; it is simply to do the will of God always and everywhere.
With bended knee and open hearts, we are called to quietly and humbly serve for God’s holy purpose. He notices even the small deeds we do in service of others. When we call a lonely neighbor, make dinner for an ill friend, or reach out to the weary single parent, God’s eyes fall on the work of our hands. It is not necessary or required to do extraordinary things, for God himself calls the small servants the humble.
As St. Vincent believed, there are many Christians who will walk this earth unnoticed. They won’t receive accolades or public recognition for the work they have done. But what these followers and servants of Christ can be assured of is that no small deed is ever overlooked by God, and they will be rewarded and reunited with Him in paradise.