Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.
Until you have real compassion, you cannot recognize love. Bob Thurman
Mother Teresa And A Wonderful Story by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Music : “Jesus Loves Me” by Artist Norm Hastings
Story by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Mother Teresa was asked once by an interviewer: “When you pray, what do you say to God? She said, “I don’t talk, I listen.” The interviewer then asked: “What does God say to you?” Mother Teresa replied, “He doesn’t talk. He listens. And if you don’t understand that, I can’t explain it to you.”
My Favorite Quotes from Mother Teresa….
“A life not lived for others is not a life.”
“Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”
“God doesn’t require us to succeed; He only requires that you try.”
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?'”
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”
“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
“If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.”
“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
“I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
“Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.”
“Live simply so others may simply live.”
“Peace begins with a smile.”
“The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.”
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
“When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.”
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
“Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
“It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.”
“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.”
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”
“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”
“We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.”
Each of these quotations from Mother Teresa merits pondering, rather than speed-reading or a quick scanning. Which of these words of simple wisdom touches your heart the most?
We confess: our lifestyles are too busy, our focu self-centered, and our world is consumed with fear, greed, and pride. Sometimes, Lord, we react to the pains of others with a flippant, “who cares?”
Yet, in our more receptive times, when Your voice calls to our innermost beings, we know with absolute certainty two things we desperately need: To be loved and to love.
Hear us, Lord, grateful, thankful to experience occasional breakthrough moments of unconditional love.
Be with those whose hearts are broken, demoralized by life’s blows; those who mirror to us that unfairness and suffering is not lightened by past answers or avoidance, but is made bearable because of fellow travelers who truly do care, and show it.
Walk with us, God. Our trek is not always easy, our vision shortsighted, our love often hidden. May we seek the deeper places where our compassion, our joy reflect You, the God who is Love.
We love, because He first loved. (I John 4:19, NIV)
Don’t be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of other people, too. (Phil 2:4 EVD)
Radhanath Swami has been a Bhakti Yoga practitioner for more than 40 years, and is one of today’s most beloved and respected spiritual teachers. He is a guide, community builder, activist, and acclaimed author. Rooted in his study of ancient India’s mystic devotional, Radhanath’s message is simple: by cultivating a genuine practice of service, we can become instruments of compassion and agents of sustainable change in the world. Born into a Jewish family in Chicago, his journey began when he was 19 when he set off to hitchhike across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In India he studied some of the foremost spiritual and yoga masters before returning to the West to share his gifts of wisdom. Today Radhanath is the founder and coordinator of multiple spiritual talks around the world. His work includes support for missionary hospitals, orphanages, schools and emergency relief programmes.