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Fifteen years ago, right after Mother Teresa’s death and a few days after Lady Diana died in a car accident, I looked for some books that would remind me of them both. And I found this, A SIMPLE PATH, a lovely book on Mother Teresa’s thoughts and experiences in helping the poor. Would love to share with you some beautiful quotes from it.

“When you know how much God is in love with you then you can only live your life radiating that love.”“God made the world for the delight of human beings– if we could see His goodness everywhere, His concern for us, His awareness of our needs: the phone call we’ve waited for, the ride we are offered, the letter in the mail, just the little things He does for us throughout the day. As we remember and notice His love for us, we just begin to fall in love with Him because He is so busy with us — you just can’t resist Him. I believe there’s no such thing as luck in life, it’s God’s love, it’s His.”

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.”

“Prayer feeds the soul–as blood is to the body, prayer is to the soul–and it brings you closer to God.”

“Start and end the day with prayer. Come to God as a child.”

“Examine your heart first, though, to see if there is any lack of forgiveness of others still inside, because how can we ask God for forgiveness if we cannot forgive others?”

Today, we are celebrating Blessed Mother Teresa’s 15th death anniversary.

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