Sunday Inspiration: Treasure in Simple Things



Treasure in Simple Things

by Celita Perillo

There is a truth that breaks my heart. We, the people in this world, even unintentionally, discriminate. We discriminate against those who are overweight, those who have learning disabilities or physical challenges; mothers, fathers, teens, kids, the elderly, men, women; one who is tall, one who is short, one’s too smart or agile or unkempt; people without the “right” kind of education or those with too much experience, people with too many kids, the homeless, etc… It’s endless, really. And it’s discouraging.

I am personally on a mission to share the gift of simple things. Do I always succeed in this? No. But I will keep at it because it is plain crazy when courtesy or smiles or “hello” are considered rare. Why should one be looked down on because she chooses NOT to dye away the whites in her hair? Or why should one’s kids be considered less than because they do not wear expensive name brand clothes? Hairy lip? AND? Does that take away my, your, our, value as a person/s?

Unfortunately, it is like that in a lot of places nowadays. Maybe not everywhere, but in a LOT of places in the world. Is it normal for us to reserve a kind greeting, for example, from someone because they don’t LOOK like they deserve our attention or time?


I cannot help but recall these verses. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Or “Do all things as unto the Lord and not to man.”

Or “You will reap what you sow.” And so many other verses.

How about “What you do unto the least of these you do as unto Me.” Jesus Himself said that. And that is the standard I desire to keep. I might fail, but I will KEEP trying.

As this world continues to spiral deep down into the abyss of self centeredness, materialism, desensitization, pride, may we choose to remember the higher calling we have to love, to help, to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a dying, sick, and hurting world around us.

Even in simple ways. Simple things sometimes matter in big ways. And, then, as we are faithful in little things, we can be trusted to be faithful with the big things.

After all, “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

Jesus, help us to love others with Your love, to see people as You see them. Help us to see needs and have your help in knowing how to fill them, if possible. And when not possible, to pray powerful intercessory words that bring immense fruit, strong soul seeds, and change for Your kingdom. Give us Your wisdom, discernment, creativity, and help as we venture out past ourselves, and protect us in our quests to be light in the darkness. Amen.

About the Author


Celita Perillo is a 40-something wife and mother of five living in Southern Italy. Her goals are to never stop learning, draw ever nearer to Jesus, and be intentional in counting blessings; encouraging, edifying, and sharing God’s love to others.

A smile and kind word go a long way. While she has many verses that mean a lot to her, she considers Colossians 3: 17, 23 her life verses.

You can read Celita’s “Sunday Inspiration” column on the 4th Sunday each month here at Pandora’s Box Gazette.


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