Today the world celebrates Saint Teresa of Calcutta, known during her life as “Mother Teresa” because of her tireless work of caring for the poorest of the poor and dying. Inspiring women and men not only in India but all over the world, she died on September 5, 1997 and was named a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in 2016.
This tiny woman who impacted the way the world saw care for the poor spoke often of the importance of small efforts toward love. Here are some of her words of advice. We would do well to allow the words to enter deeply into us because they come easily to mind but may take a long time to seep into the heart.
There are no great things, only small things with great love.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.