Mother Teresa

Silence gives us a new perspective

The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.

~ Mother Teresa

Only small things

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.

~Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa: In My Own Words
By Jose Luis Gonzalez-Balado

At the heart of life is service

At the heart of silence is prayer.
At the heart of prayer is faith.
At the heart of faith is life.
At the heart of life is service.

~ by Mother Teresa

God is the friend of silence

We need to find God, and God cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.

~ by Mother Teresa, thanks to Felicia Sawyer

If we have no peace

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

~ Mother Teresa

To be able to love one another, we must pray much

To be able to love one another, we must pray much, for prayer gives a clean heart and a clean heart can see God in our neighbor. If we now have no peace, it is because we have forgotten how to see God in one another.

~ Mother Teresa

Works of love are the way to peace

Works of love are the way to peace. And where does this love begin? Right in our hearts. We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.

~ Mother Teresa

As blood is to the body, prayer is to the soul

I always begin my prayer in silence, for it is in the silence of the heart that God speaks. God is the friend of silence, so we need to listen. For, it is not what we say, but what God says to us and through us that matters. Prayer feeds the soul — as blood is to the body, prayer is to the soul — and it brings us closer to God.

~ from A SIMPLE PATH by Mother Teresa
A Simple Path
By Mother Teresa

Let us be one in love to the poorest of the poor

Let uis prove to the whole world that we are one,
let us be one in love to the poorest of the poor.

~ Mother Teresa

God is a friend of silence

We need silence to be able to touch souls. The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. God is a friend of silence. The essential thing is not what we say, but what God will say through us.

~ by Mother Teresa
A Simple Path
By Mother Teresa
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