Monday, September 5, 2016

I reflected this weekend on the Gospel (where Jesus reminds us that the Father comes before anything else) and the Sainthood of Mother Teresa.  

I started thinking about St. Teresa, and all she did to help the poor and needy.  Of all the people she came in contact with - all the people God sent her way  - I wondered what percentage of them she helped.  Because she gave up so many worldly things so early, she probably helped a good percentage of them.  

I contrasted that with what my percentage would be.  I wondered how many opportunities I missed because I was preoccupied with other things.  I imagine I have missed as many as St. Teresa helped.  

As I began to despair over that fact, I came across this quote from her :

"Never worry about the numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you."

What an inspiring quote from our newest Saint.  

God Bless you.


Victor S E Moubarak said...


God calls all of us to work in His vineyard. Some work there early in the day, some a bit later on and some at the end of the day for an hour or so. At what stage in our lives we come to serve the Lord does not really matter. What matters is that we do our best according to our abilities.

You and I do our bit of serving by writing something Christian on our Blogs; (you do it better than me, but that's another story). What we don't know is how many people read what we write without commenting, and over the years how many hearts we have touched. We sow the seeds far and wide. Whoever picks them up is left in the hands of God.

God bless you always.

Michael said...

Victor, thank you for those very kind words of inspiration. Coming from you, that means more than you know. (And by the way, I hope to be half the writer you are!)

God Bless you.