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Mother Teresa's Relic Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Digital Image, Joyce Theresa Lee

JML-PLOGS poetic commentary is below

Quotes from Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Peace begins with a smile...

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you
without leaving happier.

There are no great things,
only small things with great love.
Happy are those.

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts,
then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Love begins at home, and it is not
how much we do... but how much love
we put in that action.

If you can't feed a hundred people,
then feed just one.

It's not how much we give but how
much love we put into giving.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin.

Let us always meet each other with smile,
for the smile is the beginning of love.

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

Kind words can be short and
easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love, a gift to that person,
a beautiful thing.

Be faithful in small things because it is in
them that your strength lies.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just
a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.

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.

We shall never know all the good
that a simple smile can do.

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God,
who is sending a love letter to the world.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

The hunger for love is much more difficult
to remove than the hunger for bread.

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable,
illogical, and self-centered
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse
you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful; you will win some
false friends and some true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight.
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough.
Give the best you've got anyway.

You see,
in the final analysis it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.


In honor of Mother Teresa
On her Feast Day September 5th

Poorest of the Poor
Usha Uthop


Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017