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We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
– Mother Teresa
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
– Mother Teresa
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
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.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Peace begins with a smile.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.