The Joy in Loving

Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 15

'To know the problem of poverty intellectually is not to understand it. It is not by reading, taking a walk in the slums, admiring and regretting that we come to understand it and to discover what it has of bad and good. We have to dive into it, live it, share it.’  

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The Joy in Loving

Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 12

'One day while I was working, a Sister came in and said: ‘A tourist wants to see you; he is the person who came the other day.’ I said: Tell him to go and work in Kalighat. The Sister replied that he said he had gone there yesterday. Yes, I said, he can go again… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 12

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Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 11

'Our expanding knowledge does not dim our faith, it only shows the size of God’s creation. Often we cannot understand. There is a beautiful example in the life of St. Augustine who was struggling to understand God, to understand the Trinity, to understand the magnitude of God’s creation. His human mind could not grasp it.… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 11

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Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 10

'I was traveling by train to Darjeeling when I heard the voice of God. I was sure it was God’s voice. I was certain He was calling me. The message was clear. I must leave the convent to help the poor by living among them. This was a command, something to be done, something definite.… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 10

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Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 9

'What made me start my work, what inspired me and kept me going during so many years? Jesus. We do it for Jesus. I take Jesus at His word and He never lets me down. He said: ‘Ask and you will receive.’ So I ask. If it is for His glory He will grant it,… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 9

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Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 8

'To my co-workers: Keep giving Jesus to your people, not by words but by your example, by being in love with Jesus, by radiating His holiness and spreading His fragrance of love everywhere you go. Just keep the joy of Jesus as your strength. Be happy and at peace. You belong to Him. Tell Him:… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 8

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Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 7

'Where is God? We believe He is everywhere – He is the creator, He is everything. But where is He to my human eyes? To make it possible for me to see the face of God with my human eyes, He has made Himself the hungry one, the naked one, the homeless one, the lonely… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 7

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Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 6

'A rich man came to me and said he wanted to give up something in his life – his house, his car. I suggested: When you go to the store to buy a new suit or some clothes, instead of buying the best, buy one that is a little less expensive and use that extra… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept 6

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Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept. 5

'We must be able to make a distinction between self-knowledge and sin. Self-knowledge will help one to rise up, whereas sin is a weakness that leads to repeated sin and despondency. Deep confidence and trust will come through self-knowledge. Then you will turn to Jesus to support you in your weakness whereas if you think… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Sept. 5