The Little Way

The Little Way

Each small sacrifice,
each smaller than the last
for the weight of so many
already mounted upon the tree,
each greater than the first
for the distance across
which those who could not see
still believe.

Each small wound,
the smallest there has ever been,
desired with all love
to be a pearl of great price,
and greater still for its smallness,
upon the royal crown of victory
where the finest of the gems
will ever be
the most exactingly cut.