Sunday, November 01, 2009

From Sunday's Sermon

"Senator Mark Hatfield tells of touring Calcutta with Mother Teresa and visiting the so called “House of Dying,” where sick children are cared for in their last days, and the dispensary, where the poor line up by the hundreds to receive medical attention. Watching Mother Teresa minister to these people, feeding and nursing those left by others to die, Hatfield was overwhelmed by the sheer
magnitude of the suffering she and her co-workers face daily. “How can you bear the load without being crushed by it?” he asked. Mother Teresa replied,

“My dear Senator, I am not called to be successful, I am called to be faithful.”"


Gardenia said...

wow. It seems as though everything Blessed Mother Teresa said was profound. I've got a book on her life with many quotes contained in it -- everything she said was poignant and right to the heart of the matter. It was surely the Holy Spirit speaking through her. And what she said to the Senator can be applied broudly to our lives -- we may not always be successful but we must always be faithful. thanks for sharing.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful thing to say:-)