On Mother Teresa and the Christian Journey

On Mother Teresa and the Christian Journey August 25, 2007

Of all the things said about Mother Teresa’s (now well publicized) periods of doubt, this is one my favorites (by a commenter at Get Religion, who blogs here):

While the secular press and even the writings of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta might indeed indicate some periods of doubt and disbelief on her part, the real truth of the matter is this: Teresa of Calcutta endured in her faith and offered people throughout the world the hope of Jesus Christ, despite a world of shattered peace and broken promises. She did this her entire life, it wasn’t always easy. It wasn’t always pleasant. It wasn’t always rewarding. However she never strayed from the message, the mission or the task. That’s why we hope and pray for her inclusion among the company of Saints. Even though she had reservations and doubts, she never stopped proclaiming her belief in the endless love of God’s infinite mercy.

We really need to recall not her doubts and spiritual pitfalls, but her legacy of success that will ultimately rank her among God’s saints.


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