Mother Teresa

If we have no peace

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten: we belong to one another.

~ by Mother Teresa

Then I shall begin to shine as You shine

Blessed One,
Flood my soul with Thy Spirit and light ...
Shine throuh me and be so in me that
   every soul I come in contact with may
   feel Thy Presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me,
   but only You.
Stay with me and then I shall begin
   to shine as You shine,
   so to shine as to be a light for others.

~ Prayer of Mother Teresa

True drops of love

We must not think that our love has to be extraordinary. But we do need to love without getting tired. How does a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil. These drops are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of being quiet, of looking, of speaking, and of acting. They are the true drops of love that keep our lives and relationships burning like a living flame.

~ Mother Teresa

The more we receive

The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life.

~ Mother Teresa

God is the friend of silence

And, from Mother Teresa:

God is the friend of silence. We need to find God
But we cannot find God in noise, in excitement.

See how nature, the trees, the flowers, the grass
Grow in deep silence ... the stars, the moon and the sun
Move in silence ...

The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer
Is faith. The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service ...
(The fruit of service is peace.)

~ from LOVE: A FRUIT ALWAYS IN GOOD SEASON by Mother Teresa with thanks to Alice Howell
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