GeE 107: Mother Teresa On Mercy

See the source imageAdvice from the motherly saint of the last century, that the way of perfection does not come from avoiding failure, but from the love for others exemplified in action:

107. Those who really wish to give glory to God by their lives, who truly long to grow in holiness, are called to be single-minded and tenacious in their practice of the works of mercy. Saint Teresa of Calcutta clearly realized this: “Yes, I have many human faults and failures… But God bends down and uses us, you and me, to be his love and his compassion in the world; he bears our sins, our troubles and our faults. He depends on us to love the world and to show how much he loves it. If we are too concerned with ourselves, we will have no time left for others”. [Cited (in Spanish translation) in: Cristo en los Pobres, Madrid, 1981, 37-38.]

You can check the full document Gaudete et Exsultate on the Vatican website.

 

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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