What you are doing I cant do, what I'm doing you cant do, but together we are doing something beautiful for God, and this is the greatness of God's love for us. --Mother Teresa, from Where There Is Love, There Is God In this book, Mother Teresa's relationship with God and her commitment to those she served--the poorest of the poor--is powerfully explored in her own words. Taken largely from her private lessons to her sisters, published here for the first time, Where There Is Love, There Is God unveils her extraordinary faith in, and surrender to, God's will.
Love is perhaps the word that best summarizes Mother Teresa's life and message. She sought to be an extension of God's heart and hands in today's world. She was called to be a missionary of charity, a carrier of God's love to each person she met, especially those most in need. Yet she did t think that this was a vocation uniquely hers; she believed each person is in some way called to be a carrier of God's love. Through the practical and timely advice she offers, Mother Teresa sets us on the path to closer union with God and greater love for our brothers and sisters.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) was born in Skopje (present-day Macedonia) and joined the Sisters of Loreto in Dublin in 1928. She left the Loreto order in 1948 to begin the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. Her service to the poorest of the poor became her life's work. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and was beatified in 2003. Editor of Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, PhD, was associated with Mother Teresa for twenty years and is now director of the Mother Teresa Center, which has offices in California, Mexico, India, and Italy.