When I smile, I act in peace and love.
People judge me by my actions, and I seek to act in the Lord when I am at my most noble and spiritual best.
Smiling gives me a moment so I have the “space” to quickly sort out my thoughts, feelings, and choices before I act.
This space, which smiling offers, gives me the peace in which I can sort out my next actions so I can act with the hands, and the feet, and the tongue of Christ, and not fumble with my own.
My behavior is my personal signature of “who” I am, not just a statement of “what” I am.
St. Paul says that, “You can tell them by their fruits.” It’s my behavior that shows others and me what I’m really made of.
When I act with the hands of God, I also act in peace and love.
Peace begins with a smile.