heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love
in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his
love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that
attracted God’s attention. He showed his great love for the world by giving
Jesus to her.
is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the
pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you
may have right in your own family.
Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the
silence of the heart.
yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the
condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.
Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in
your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile.
Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.
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.
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.
things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a
sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves. The
fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of
faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is
|Quotes of Mother Teresa
"Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy
with all you meet especially your family. Be holy let us pray."
"I once picked up a woman from a garbage dump and
she was burning with fever; she was in her last days and her only lament was: My son
did this to me. I begged her: You must forgive your son. In a moment of madness,
when he was not himself, he did a thing he regrets. Be a mother to him, forgive him. It
took me a long time to make her say: I forgive my son. Just before she died in
my arms, she was able to say that with a real forgiveness. She was not concerned that she
was dying. The breaking of the heart was that her son did not want her. This is something
you and I can understand."
"When once a chairman of a multinational company
came to see me, to offer me a property in Bombay, he first asked: Mother, how do you
manage your budget?" I asked him who had sent him here. He replied: I felt an
urge inside me. I said: other people like you come to see me and say the same. It
was clear God sent you, Mr. A, as He sends Mr. X, Mrs. Y, Miss Z, and they provide the
material means we need for our work. The grace of God is what moved you. You are my
budget. God sees to our needs, as Jesus promised. I accepted the property he gave and
named it Asha Dan (Gift of Hope).
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We
have only today. Let us begin."
"Like Jesus we belong to the world living not for
ourselves but for others. The joy of the Lord is our strength."
"There is only one God and He is God to all;
therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. Ive always said
we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic
become a better Catholic. We believe our work should be our example to people. We have
among us 475 souls - 30 families are Catholics and the rest are all Hindus, Muslims,
Sikhsall different religions. But they all come to our prayers."
"There are so many religions and each one has its
different ways of following God. I follow Christ:
Jesus is my God,
Jesus is my Spouse,
Jesus is my Life,
Jesus is my only Love,
Jesus is my All in All;
Jesus is my Everything."
Make us worthy, Lord,
to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty
and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread,
and by our understanding love, give them peace and joy.
I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to
serve Him among the poorest of the poor. It was an order.
I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them.
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did
not take care of him or her.
It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person
what he or she needed.
I, we are the Church, no? We have to share with our people. Suffering
today is because people are hoarding, not giving, not sharing.
Jesus made it very clear. Whatever you do to the least of my brethren,
you do it to me.
Give a glass of water, you give it to me. Receive a little
child, you receive me.
today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater
developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very
little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each
other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.
we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.