One by One

A few weeks ago, my wife and I walked into a concert venue that had been converted into a COVID vaccine clinic.  The volume of vaccines that this place could and has administered is enormous.  All of this work was done one shot at a time.

In a world where so much happens so fast, we do well to remember that a great deal of the important things happen slowly, even tediously.  Administering vaccines.  Teaching a young person to read.  Learning to articulate oneself in spiritual direction.  Offering time in prayer.

Since this is the case, the way to make a difference, then, is to show up each day and attend to each interaction.  One by one.