The world famous person, Mother Teresa was canonized (recognized by the church as a saint) on 4th September 2016, and anniversary of her death, 5th September was made her feast day. So Mother Teresa was now become as St. Mother Teresa. That is the nearly based reason for this article.
She was born in “Skopje” on 26th of August 1910, then part of the “Kosovo Vilayet” in the Ottoman Empire. After having lived in “Macedonia” for eighteen years, she moved to “Ireland” and then to “India”, where she lived for most of her life( Culcata ). She was the founder of the Order of Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor.
On 10 September 1946, on a train journey from Calcutta to Darjeeling, Mother Teresa received what she termed the “call within a call,” which was to give rise to the Missionaries of Charity family of Sisters, Brothers, Fathers, and Co-Workers. Mother Teresa spoke at the fortieth anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly in October 1985. On Christmas Eve of that year, Mother Teresa opened “Gift of Love” in New York, her first house for AIDS patients. In the coming years, this home would be followed by others, in the United States and elsewhere, devoted specifically for those with AIDS. She is considered as one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century. Teresa was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Raman Magsaysay peace prize in 1962 and Nobel peace prize in 1979.
However there are a lot of lessons that we can get from her life. She didn’t give only advices to people. She always showed them from her life. Instead of doing big things she always tried to do little thing with love. “Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless” said by Mother Teresa. And also she said “every time you smile at someone it is an action of love, a gift to that person a beautiful thing. Peace begins with a smile”.
She is indeed a human who was fulfilled with humanity. There are no other examples for her. Her life has truly become ”something beautiful for God”. She embraced others pain and poverty. She tried to be a consolation for them as possible as she can without thinking about her life. She served for patients, children, elders and specially for helpless people. She begged and collected money and food to give them and bear all insults. She always thought that some people come to our lives as blessings and some people come as lessons. So she never hated anyone and always said that
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind people may accuse you of ulterior motives, be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you , be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people be jealous on you, be happy anyway.
the good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow, be good anyway.
Give the world best you have and it may never be enough, Give your best anyway.
For you see in the end, it is between you and God; it is not between you and them anyway.”
She trusted that pain, sorrow and suffering also have become to our lives, because they are the kiss of Jesus. Also she recognized the most terrible poverty is loneliness and feeling of being unloved. Even rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own. So she said that “spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”.
In today’s society we need more people who have lovely hearts like St. Mother Teresa. We wish to see more births of people like that and all people follow St. Mother Teresa and love to each other. Then our world will become a beautiful place………..