Every moment is holy. Or, perhaps, every moment has the capacity to be holy. Holiness is about distinctiveness, it’s about being “set apart.” God called Israel, in the Old Testament, to be His people, meaning, they were to live with by a unique set of values that pointed others towards God.
We lose track of individual moments quickly. They pass us by while we’re looking elsewhere. But each individual moment grants us the opportunity to be kinder, gentler, more patient, more gracious, more attentive versions of ourselves. The world is not a gentle place so even a small, seemingly insignificant display of compassion can dramatically impact another person’s day, or life.
Perhaps we miss these small, significant opportunities to fulfill the call to be a people “set apart” while we anticipate grander opportunities to put our goodness on display. Or perhaps we (wrongly) assume we have no goodness to display, and give up the fight. Whatever the case may be, focus on the smallest possible way in which you can exercise your distinctiveness.
If we can “focus small” then we will be far less likely to miss grander opportunities.