Sunday, August 03, 2008

quote for the week- Mother Teresa on the Lord's keeping of her, and their ministry to the poor

Nobody can unbind me from God - I am consecrated to Him and as such I desire to die. - I don't know what the Canon Law has to say in this matter - but I know Our Lord will never allow Himself to be separated from me. - Neither will He allow anyone to separate me from Him.

(p 107)

I believe some are saying what use of working among these lowest of the low - that the great - the learned and the rich are ready to come [so] it is better to give full force to them. Yes, let them all do it. - The Kingdom must be preached to all. If the Hindu and Muslim rich people can have the full service and devotion of so many nuns & priests, surely the poorest of the poor and the lowest of the low can have the love and the devotion of us few. "The slum Sister" they call me, and I am glad to be just that for His love and glory.

(pp 132-133)

from Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light- The Private Writings of the "Saint of Calcutta" Edited and with Commentary by Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C.


Anonymous said...

God bless her soul.

Laure said...

"Love has a hem to her garment
that reaches the very dust.
It sweeps the streets and lanes,
and because it can, it must."

- Mother Teresa