Mother Teresa: Carrier of God’s Tender and Merciful Love

You and I have been created for greater things!

We have not been created to just pass through this life without aim. And that great aim is to love and be loved.

Give yourself fully to God, who will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.

Never think that a small action done to your neighbor is not worth much. It is not how much we do that is pleasing to God, but how much love we put into the doing.

— Mother Teresa

Tomorrow Pope Francis will declare Mother Teresa a Saint for her good works and miracles. She spent a lifetime taking care of the poor, the sick, and the dying of Calcutta. That is marvelous in and of itself, but what strikes me the most about her life was that although she went into the slums of Calcutta alone, she didn’t stay alone for long. The wealthy girls she had once taught in a prestigious Catholic school joined her! Even as a teacher, Mother Teresa had been so authentic in her love for God and others that these girls were willing to follow her out of their luxurious lives into poverty and servant hood.

I am sure that she would have done her work alone if necessary, but God sent her helpers! God knew that hard work is always best done with friends. From these women, the Missionaries of Charity were formed. Be like Mother Teresa.  Live so authentically that others will want to help you with the hard work!  And when God sends them your way, put them to work so they can grow their strongest talents!

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