MOTHER TERESA’S WORDS OF WISDOM IV
Here are some more simple words of wisdom from Saint Teresa of Calcutta:
- The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.
- I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.” Ask yourself “How has he loved me? Do I really love others in the same way?” Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work without love is slavery.
- Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.
- I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.
- I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbour?
- If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
- If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
According to www.motherteresa.org some of the quotes are significantly paraphrased versions or personal interpretations of statements Mother Teresa made.