If we worry too much about ourselves, we won’t have time for others 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?’ I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Jesus said love one another. He didn’t say love the whole world. I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Intense love does not measure, it just gives. The fruit of faith is love,and the fruit of love is service…spread love everywhere u go.. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. Life is a game, play it… Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Let us all smile at each other for a smile is the beginning of love. There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways. We are not called to be successful, but faithful.
Mother Teresa Quotes No matter how tired you are, no matter how physically exhausting this work may be, it’s beautiful to bring a smile into someone’s life, to care for someone in need. What greater joy can there be? The poor are great! The poor are wonderful! The poor are very generous! They give us much more than what we give them. Do you know your next door neighbor? We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness. I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness. We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred… If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other? I am nothing; I am but an instrument, a tiny pencil in the hands of the Lord with which He writes what he likes. However imperfect we are, he writes beautifully. If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers. At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in. Good works are links that form a chain of love.
Mother Teresa Quotes Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God. I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor? There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. 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. It is a kingly act to assist the fallen. Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. If you can’t do great things, do little things with great love. If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance. None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
Mother Teresa Quotes The success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done. I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Work without love is slavery. It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things. Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. At the heart of silence is prayer. At the heart of prayer is faith. At the heart of faith is life. At the heart of life is service. How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers. Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway. If each of us would only sweep our own doorstep, the whole World would be clean. Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.
Mother Teresa Quotes I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much. Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. We fear the future because we are wasting today. If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Life is an adventure, dare it. Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things. The greatest mistake is to think you are too strong to fall into temptation. Put your finger in the fire and it will burn. So we have to go through the fire. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best.