The Saying of Mother Teresa

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"At the moment of death we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work." MOTHER TERESA

IN MY OWN WORDS (The Words of Mother Teresa)
Compiled by Jose Luis Gonzales-Balado

IN MY OWN WORDS (The Saying of Mother Teresa)

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Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 5 HOLINESS ................................................................................................................. 8 PRAYER..................................................................................................................... 9 GENEROSITY ......................................................................................................... 12 LOVE........................................................................................................................ 19 HOME AND FAMILY............................................................................................. 26 VIRTUES.................................................................................................................. 29 MARY....................................................................................................................... 32 LIFE AND DEATH.............................................................................................. 35 SMILES ................................................................................................................ 38 MONEY................................................................................................................ 39 SUFFERING......................................................................................................... 40 LONELINESS ...................................................................................................... 43 GOD AND CHRISTIANTY................................................................................. 45 OUR MISSION..................................................................................................... 48

IN MY OWN WORDS (The Saying of Mother Teresa)

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IN MY OWN WORDS (The Saying of Mother Teresa)

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1. INTRODUCTION
It would be a mistake to look for literary gems in an anthology of thoughts by Mother Teresa. She never felt compelled to write a literary work, not because she did not appreciate literature or was incapable of writing, but because to do so would detract from the natural beauty and intimacy of her thoughts and convictions. Instead, those of us familiar with the essential gospel message that appears in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12) can clearly see the affinity between that message and what Mother Teresa said on occasion--precisely because the message was ingrained in each of her daily acts. Who among us doesn't know that Mother Teresa's main objective had been to do all the good she could for the least of Jesus' brothers and sisters? Her feelings for the less fortunate were not arrived at by abstract reasoning, however. All she did, in her own words, was "follow Jesus' word." Not given to much talking, Mother Teresa spoke when only necessary. Thus her words, never labored nor many, were convincing. The anecdotes and sayings included this book are Mother Teresas's massages to those involved in her work: Co-workers, Sisters, and civic-minded groups eager to hear the words of a person who lived the challenge she presented to others. When young Agnes Bojaxhiu(Mother Teresa's birth name) felt called to religious life, the church was feeling strong missionary impulse that characterized the papacy of Pope Pius 11(1922-1939). Agnes, who voluntarily signed up to join a Catholic youth group in the Jesuit parish of the Sacred Heart in her hometown of Skoplje, Albania, felt the...
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