Madeleine L’Engle (author of one of my most treasured childhood reads, A Wrinkle in Time) wrote in A Stone for a Pillow:
Perhaps what we are called to do may not seem like much. But consider what one scientist has called “the butterfly effect”: even a butterfly moving its wings has an effect on galaxies thousands of light-years away.
In John 12, we read the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet on this day in what we call Holy Week. Such a small, yet extravagant, thing she did. And we still wonder at it. And fail to measure up to such entire yet simple devotion!
Prayer for today from The Book of Common Prayer —