Friday, November 9, 2012

The Sunday Word

The widow's mite is the might of love.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born Agnes Boyaxhiu to Albanian parents. She went to India in 1929 as a member of the Loreto Order of nuns. There she taught for many years and became headmistress of a school. In 1946, she received her "call within a call" to work with the poorest of the poor. By 1948, she had received permission to leave the Loreto order and trained in the nursing skills needed to carry out her calling. She prayed, "Oh God, if I cannot help these people in their poverty and their suffering, let me at least die with them, close to them, so that I can show them your love"

Wasted time and energy?

Wasted might?

From this simple beginning, the Missionaries of Charity have grown to include over 4,000 sisters and Brothers, 755 homes and 1,369 medical clinics that serve 120,000 worldwide.

Mother Teresa's mite has might, and it's the might of love.