Monday, September 5, 2022

Mother Teresa Watches Over Us

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death (which came a week after the fatal accident of her friend Princess Diana). 

Today’s generation knows people like her and John Paul II as “historical figures” (which they are), but I hope they also turn to them with confidence in the present moment as loving and attentive spiritual friends and intercessors who remain with us in the communion of saints, in the super-vitality of Christ’s Mystical Body.

Things she spoke about 30-40 years ago are still meaningful for us today:

"There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them."

"Smile at each other. Smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is - and that will help to grow up in greater love for each other."