They asked me the other day which moment I was proudest of my father, and, thinking about the response, I remembered moments at home, at our dining table, the sunset, his office chair, the carpet of his room, the gym equipment…
My father speaks about the Work of God every time we have lunch, afternoon snack and eat dinner together. When the sun rises in Sao Paulo, he stays by the window sill in our apartment meditating on the Bible. My father always sits in his office to read the Word of God while he writes about it, and, from there, he calls his colleagues and speaks about the Work of God. And sometimes, I see him kneeling on the carpet in his room, praying. Every day in the morning, after his radio program, my father perseveres in the gym and fulfills his duty with his body.
People think that the most astonishing things my father has achieved are the most admirable about him, but I tell you: my father is an admirable person, and because of this, he does what is admirable.
It’s in the small day-to-day routines that we can see the greatest qualities of a person of God… their dedication to their Calling, their dependence on God, their fountain of inspiration, their zeal for the Work, their perseverance in difficult moments, their love in actions, and their trusting faith.
Only those that are admirable can do the admirable.
Only those that are extraordinary can do the extraordinary.
And you are only admirable if you are everything you achieve at your home as well.