When Mother Teresa was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work it is said that she was asked what can we do to promote world peace? Her reply?
Go home and love your family. Working in the slums of Calcutta ( India ) she devoted her life to helping the sick and hungry.
As then President Jimmy Carter declared to her Your work on behalf of children, refugees, the poor and the sick has been a great inspiration for many years to those of us who cherish and espouse human rights
Born on August 26, 1910, in what was then the Ottoman Empire (and is now the Republic of Macedonia), she passed away on September 5, 1997.
Today is her 105th anniversary.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I do 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?
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if the drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of the missing drop.
Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love.
I do not agree with a big way of doing things. What matters is the individual. If we wait till we get numbers, then we will be lost in the numbers and we will never be able to show that love and respect for the person.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.