“Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded,” said Pope Francis, on the canonization of Mother Teresa, also known as the Saint of the Gutters.
“She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity. She made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognize their guilt for the crime of poverty they created.”
During Mother Teresa’s life of service, she made her voice heard with many memorable, compassionate quotes. Here are a few of our favorites:
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. ~ Mother Teresa.
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. ~ Mother Teresa.
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. ~ Mother Teresa.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa.
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. ~ Mother Teresa.
There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. ~ Mother Teresa.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ~ Mother Teresa.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ~ Mother Teresa.
“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don’t know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, how many good things have you done in your life? rather he will ask, how much LOVE did you put into what you did?” ~ Mother Teresa.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa.
We at www.secretserendipity.com have great respect for Mother Teresa and the kindness and compassion she showed to all people.
Also published on Medium.