Vadakethala Vineeth

A person emptier than myself will come along

When Mother Teresa was asked what would happen to her congregation after she had gone, she is said to have responded:

"A person emptier than myself will come along."

The implication here is that the greatness of a person lies in the depth of his or her own self-emptying. Another implication is that what is emptied of oneself will be filled with the self of God. Poverty as a chosen life-style is precisely this:

"To empty oneself of all that one is and has so that all will be at the disposal of the Lord."

~ from CALL TO INTEGRATION by Vadakethala Vineeth
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