Whatever you do…
Whatsoever You Do Click on this Link to an amazing speech by Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Happy New Year! As we lean into this new year let us not forget who we are and why we need to keep seeking Him with all our hearts, soul and mind as we are living in a culture of death. It will become more and more apparent every day that people of faith, hope, and love will be greatly despised. I pray abundant courage and perseverance for all of us during these difficult days.
When the storm clouds gather, and the fear grips our often stony , and distracted heart, I pray we will have the eyes to see the silver lining in the storm. What is that silver lining? Our ego begins to die and we begin to serve others and not self.
During World War II, Anne Frank’s family and neighbors huddled together to survive. Because of their pressing living conditions, ego was choked out and love surfaced. All their walls came tumbling down and the question well what about me and my needs seems absolutely absurd in the face of much suffering and hardship. Their harsh reality of possible death in a concentration camp or to be discovered in their hiding place kept ego at bay. My prayer for all of us is to live in the reality that we are called to live with the day of our death held in our heart more than the closeness of our ego feeding gadgets around us. Tragically, we quickly forget who we are and that whatever we do in love and not ego, we do for Him whom we live and breathe and have our very being.
I have attached above a great Pro Life ego smashing speech given by Mother Teresa back in 1994 at a National Prayer Breakfast in DC. It is challenging to live her message of love when we seem to like the familiar mirrors of illusion and vanity more. Mother Teresa PRAY FOR US. Help us to bloom where we are planted.