Far removed as we are from extreme poverty in our often sanitized portion of the world (though, of course, poverty in all its forms exists close at hand), my boys are truly moved by Mother Teresa and her care and love for the poorest of the poor, as am I. On September 5th we will read Mother Teresa by Demi and contemplate how each person is infinitely loved by God. We will color here and eat some traditional Indian food.
When I worked at the US Embassy to the Holy See, I attended many Vatican events. Mother Teresa’s beatification was a striking contrast to most events. Usually crowds are pushing their way forward, but in this circumstance, people gave way, offered for others to go in front. It was a beautiful testament to the legacy of Mother Teresa’s desire to serve others. Her writings in Come Be My Light are inspiring to read, especially during Lent.
Here is one of my favorite quotes:
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”