Mark Grima mssp

MSSP Superior General

It is not what you do, but how you do it!

This is a lesson I learned when I was still very young. When I was still 7 years old, our class was going to perform a short drama for which we had started to prepare some weeks earlier. We were full of enthusiasm and each was assigned a role. Mine happened to be that of a messenger boy who had to say only a few words. My friends had bigger roles and I got a bit jealous to the extent that, when the performance day came I was too shy and confused to perform the very few words I had to say.

It is not what you do, but how you do it!

When you see yourself as part of a bigger whole, then size does not matter.

About three years ago I was visiting our community in Peru and one night on the news there was a documentary on Cuba that explored how this communist country was opening up slowly to the world. Immediately I thought what a good opportunity it would be for the Church to support this suffering nation. Then I thought – why not us MSSP?  The usual doubts about our size, our resources and our energies were about to take over when I remembered that it is not about numbers, but about doing our small part well.

The rest is history. Our small missionary community in Cuba has now been planted there for a number of years now.