In her own words…
Posted on July 18, 2011
On Poverty….Here’s some of my favorite quotes from the lips of Mother Teresa..
“It is possible that our children, our husband, our wife, do not hunger for bread, do not need clothes, do not lack a house. But are we equally sure that none of them feels alone, abandoned, neglected, needing some affection? That too, is POVERTY.”
“Poverty has not been created by God. We are the ones who have created poverty. Before God, we are all poor”
“Before judging the poor, we have to examine with sincerity our own conscience”
“A Great poverty reigns in a country that allows taking the life of an unborn child__a child created in God’s image, created to live and to love. His or her life is not for destroying but for living, despite the selfishness of those who fear that they lack the means to feed or educate one more child.”
One of the myriad stories and life accounts of great saints and notable personalities I find fascinating is of Mother Teresa’s. She was such an exceptional human being that I’m afraid, only a handful of us can imitate when it comes to loving and serving the impoverished section of society and I mean it literally. Imagine her on her knees in a street corner picking up a dying person and feeding hungry children that she constantly search in the slums of Calcutta. She reminds me of St. Francis of Assisi whose life centered on imitating the life of Christ and equally embraced poverty and charity to the needy. One privilege I am thankful about Mother Teresa is that she lived in my time and was lucky enough to witness a great saint walked in the time period to which I belong. Her legacy will continue to touch the lives of the millions and change the hearts of many. I am most certain, the story of her life will live many centuries from now.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta..Pray for us.