Thinking about Mother Teresa

In September, I had the opportunity to visit the Mother House in Kolkata with a friend.  We went to a 6 am mass Sunday morning.   There were about 50 sisters on wide side of the chapel and maybe 30 tourists during the service.

I don’t know that I had ever sat through a whole mass, the service was peaceful, the bible readings spoke to me.  My friend and I ended up sitting near the sisters, a sister sat by me and shared her song book with me.  She had such a wonderful smile.

As communion was taking place, I told my friend I would like a blessing, he explained I just needed to cross my arm’s and the Sister would know to just give me a blessing. 

We then were introduced to a Sister who showed us Mother Teresa’s bedroom/office.  We stood observing for a long time – the Sister explained some of Mother Teresa’s daily life.

Afterwards my friend gave me a small book with some famous quotes and topics from mother Teresa.  The book is called “Spiritual Gems from Mother Teresa” by Gwen Costello.

Here is the first topic.

1. Where Strength Lies

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies”

Scripture: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5;8

Prayer: Great and loving God, you ask so little of us; only that we be faithful to the small tasks of our daily lives.  Through our daily fidelity in our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces, you call us to greatness.  Give us, O God, purity of heart and vision that we might see you in the small and the ordinary – and thus be strengthened.

Action: Today I will try to focus on the little things that God calls me to do, and I will try to do them well.






About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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1 Response to Thinking about Mother Teresa

  1. Sherry Christenson says:

    Very Good Todd!

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