A Lesson from the Little Sisters of the Poor

The Little Sisters of the Poor have been in the news recently. They’ve been in a dispute with the United States government that went all the way to the Supreme Court. (We don’t get involved in politics, so we aren’t taking a position on this dispute.)

Buried in the news was something far more important than the dispute – that each sister of the order takes a vow to treat everybody they deal with as if that person were Jesus.

Perhaps some of us can’t take such a vow yet, because we know that we’d fail. Let’s practice at it and, hopefully, someday, we’ll be able to fulfill such a vow.

Imagine what a world we’d have if we all took and lived such a vow. Even a world where most of us were practicing it would be an improvement. That seems like a good place to start.