'Silence is the beautiful fruit of prayer. We must learn not only the silence of the mouth but also the silence of the heart, of the eyes, of the ears and of the mind, which I call the five silences. Say it and memorize it on your five fingers.’
'Once I picked up a child and took him to our Children’s Home, gave him a bath, clean clothes, everything. After a day the child ran away. He was found by somebody else but again he ran away. Then I said to the Sisters: Please follow the child and see where he goes when he… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ Aug 6
'If there is not that obedience and surrender of the father and mother to each other, there can be very little courage in the parents to ask that obedience of their children. And if today we are having all the troubles with family life, I think it begins there.'
'The most natural thing is the family life. What keeps the family together, what nourishes the life of the family together, is that surrender to each other; is that obedience; is that accepting of each other.’
'A little child has no difficulty in loving, has no obstacles to love. And that is why Jesus said: ‘Unless you become like little children you cannot enter the kingdom of God.'
Write a story or poem using the two-word prompt. Be creative and have fun writing! I’m looking forward to reading how you use the two words together. Please link your response to this post or add your link to the comments below, so others can view. … Continue reading Daily Two-Word Prompt #194
'God is joy, joy is prayer. Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone. Joy is a sign of union with God – of God’s presence.'
'I think of you and your families and pray for each one of you: Lord, keep them faithful to each other in Your love. Let nothing, nobody separate them from Your love and love for each other. Let the child, the gift of Yourself every family, be the bond of love, unity, joy and peace.’… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘The Joy In Loving’ July 31
'A young girl came from a university in Paris and she had told her parents: ‘Before I sit for my final examination I want to go to Mother Teresa and work with her.’ She came to Calcutta and I looked at her. She looked very tired, her eyes were not smiling. I suggested that she… Continue reading Mother Teresa’s ‘ The Joy In Loving’ July 30