Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mother Teresa: In her words

"There 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. Find them. Love them."

"Give 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."

"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."

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."

"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."

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them. "

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

"Peace begins with a smile."

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

"The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved."

"The success of love is in the loving - it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done."

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do."

"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired."

2 comments:

Mom said...

Beautiful pictures Hannah!
I sense a theme - children perhaps:)
Don't they remind you of how simple life can be?
Love, Mom

JT said...

"Give 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."

I believe... Lord help my unbelief