Devotions from a book on Mother Teresa /No Greater Love

Mother Teresa is known for her immense compassion and openness and her service to the poor. Though she was small in stature, she was great in spirit and cared for those the world neglects.  She didn’t depend on her own strength but relied on the Lord. She said that praying to Him is loving Him. “Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself.”  She spoke often of being humble and childlike with simplicity. She felt that you learn humility only by accepting humiliations. Of course we meet humiliations all our lives and the greatest one is to know that we are nothing.

 She believed in silence as the way to hear God speak. If we do not listen in silence we cannot hear His voice as He speaks to our soul. Then from the fullness of our hearts, our mouth will speak.

She says not to seek extraordinary experiences in our lives but do our day –to-day tasks with extraordinary love and devotion. “Our life of contemplation simply put is to realize God’s constant presence and His tender love for us in the least little things of life. “ May we walk in His presence and see God in all the persons we meet today, and to live our prayer throughout the day!