I have a vivid memory of the annual Christmas plays at my school, where I often found myself cast as one of the shepherds. On one occasion, I confided in my mother, expressing my desire to portray Mary or even Joseph. I still recall her gentle response, “Every small moment in life holds its own special significance. The Shepherds, after all, heard the eternal song of peace.” In later years, I stumbled upon Coventry Patmore’s poem, “The Toys,” which pondered the idea that our joys are often crafted from the simplest of toys. During my doctoral studies, I read the renowned economist Schumacher’s book, Small Is Beautiful, which presents the notion that ‘small’ could be a superior alternative to the pervasive belief that ‘bigger is better.’ In life’s rich tapestry, it is often the unassuming threads that weave the most remarkable tales.Login to read more
Pushpa Joseph is the Editor of the Magnet, the magazine of the CRI, published from Delhi. A feminist theologian, she writes on various topics. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.