There is strength even in being small, be not afraid.

If you faint in the day of adversity,
your strength being small;
If you hold back from rescuing those taken away to death,
those who go staggering to the slaughter;
If you say, “Look, we did not know this”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it?
And will he not repay all according to their deeds?

(male ruby throated hummingbird / Julie Cook / 2014)


This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern metropolis. ”
― Pope John Paul II

7 comments on “There is strength even in being small, be not afraid.

  1. Andrea says:


  2. I agree with Pope John’s plea, but then every new day is the day for spreading the good news of the gospel!
    This is a hummingbird, is it not? I’ve never seen one of this color. He is beautiful in his fall colors.

    • Thank you Marie–yes it is a Ruby Throated hummingbird native to the Southeastern US. And I too like John Paul’s quote—and as with any quote it helps knowing the context of when and where it was spoken–and to whom is the audience being addressed—as this was taken from a speech he gave at a world youth day in 1993 in Denver.
      So often the youth feel as if they do not necessarily have a voice on life’s grand stage—they were being reminded that their voice is just as loud and clear as anyone else’s —I feel it behooves us all today, as Christians to reminded that our voices indeed do matter and are quite necessary as this world of ours is perched on the edge of grave times. . .
      Thank you for your kind words and sharing—

  3. Amen and amen!!!! Loved the photos of the hummers and the implorings of the Pope! Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂

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