Recently, I ran across a short observation drawn from the life of Saint Therese of Lisieux, “The Little Flower.” Not a Catholic, I was only vaguely aware of her name.
The observation – by an attorney – that her following “the little way” to saintly honor, not with heroic martyrdom or other remarkable accomplishment, applies to the implementation of moral capitalism. Her “little way” in life starts from the knowledge that “our Lord does not so much look at the greatness of our actions or even their difficulty, as the love with which we do them.”
The observant lawyer wrote “Small deeds … are everywhere, and when done with great love, they cease to be small.”
I thought how fitting her advice would be as the “mindset” of a moral capitalist – just take small steps, do small deeds, but many of them, day in and day out, out of due care and concern for outcomes.
That application of the moral sense would turn the ordinary and mundane into the extraordinary and meaningful.
What is to prevent us each from doing so?