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Mother Teresa- Saint

September 5, 2016 · 

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Mother Teresa- Saint

“We speak of unlimited human potential, the superman and the super mind; but we are so unwilling to admit that the human person is made to God’s image…visible today in the face of this individual, whether he is the President of the nation, a world-famous author, a slum child, a dying destitute, or an impatient leper.

Mother Teresa needed no special vision to see that, her intuitive affection just reached out. She is challenging our civilization to improve the quality of our ‘spiritual search.’ But when we do not recognize the real, we grope for truth in the virtual world, in the unreality of Disney lands and empty imaginations. It is said that the self-image that the public gives the ‘stars’ is an illusion, and it ends up in tragic falls. What human beings cannot do without is not glamour, but love. When they feel loved, respected, and have a sense of belonging and a deeper identity, they emerge as real human persons. Mother Teresa helped hundreds of thousands of people discover their real selves. She brought the sense of the sacred to religious life with her invitation to radical living. While many reformers were suggesting the softening of evangelical challenges to adapt to changing times, she opted in the other direction, and she proved by her very success that there is generosity in young hearts. Vocations to her own style of austere living grew, and they continue to grow. It was not her mission to evaluate the economic policies of the Marxist Party in Bengal or the political strategies of the World Powers. Her task was to invite every human being on earth to recognize his/her own identity as a child of God and help him/her to recognize his/her noble vocation to come to the help of the weakest. In the ready acceptance of this challenge lies the future of humanity. Emeritus Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil, Apostolic Administrator of Jowai Diocese

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