Mother Teresa - already forgotten??

Internationally respected for her work to relieve the sufferings of the poor and dying, also in Kosova.
Mother Teresa was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was the daughter of Albanian parents, a grocer and his wife. As a public school student she developed a special interest in overseas missions and, by age 12, realized her vocation was aiding the poor.

Agnes who would become Mother Teresa felt the call to help others. She entered the order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto at the age of 18.

Before she left this World in September 1997, she gave us so much we have to remember and use.

The Mother Teresa actions to support the poor people in Kosova, are now under very hard circumstances, under terror and war.
1992 In Beirut, during fighting between the Israeli army and Palestinian guerrillas she said:
"I have never been in a war before, but I have seen famine and death. I was asking (myself), What do they feel when they do this?' I don't understand it. They are all children of God. Why do they do it? I don't understand."

In a letter to U.S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, January 1991:
"Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause."


Mother Teresa

-Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

-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.

-A nation that destroys the life of an unborn child, who has been created for living and loving, who has been created in the image of God, is in a tremendous poverty.

-I never add up. I only subtract from the total dying....It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.

-Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.

-Nakedness is not only for a piece of clothing; nakedness is lack of human dignity, and also that beatiful virtue of purity, and lack of that respect for each other.

-Give until it hurts.

-The world today is hungry not only for bread but hungry for love; hungry to be wanted, to be loved.

-Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.

-We have been created to love and to be loved.

  -If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.

-Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.

-We must make our homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly.

-If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.

-If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.

-We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
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