ABORTION, SUCCESS, THE WORK
HUNGER FOR LOVE, DOING RIGHT
ACTION OF LOVE, FAMILY, LOVE
MOTHERS EXPERIENCES, HEART
PRAYER, JESUS, POVERTY, ONWAR
see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's
wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is
it not a beautiful experience?"
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.
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened
because God did not take care of him or her. It
has happened because neither you nor I wanted to
give that person what he or she needed.
Abortion "is murder in the womb ... A child
is a gift of God. If you do not want him, give him
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
God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only
requires that you try.
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.
We can do no great things, only small things with
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a
time, and always start with the person nearest you.
Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person-to-person.
I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus,
“Love one another as I have loved you.”
Ask yourself “How has he loved me? Do I really
love others in the same way?” Unless this
love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work
and it will only be work, not love. Work without
love is slavery.
The most terrible poverty
is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread
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. If you can't feed a hundred people, then
feed just one.
There should be less talk;
a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do
you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house.
That says enough.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish,
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends
and true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never
Give the world the best you've got anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you
and God; it was never between you and them anyway.
If you judge people, you
have no time to love them.
If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin."
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action
of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their
echoes are truly endless.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the
smile is the beginning of love.
Smile at each other; smile at your wife, smile at
your husband, smile at your children, smile at each
other- it doesn't matter who it is- and that will
help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush;
anxious for greater developments and greater wishes
and so on; so that children have very little time
for their parents; Parents have very little time
for each other; and the home begins the disruption
of the peace of the world.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not
always easy to love those close to us. It is easier
to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to
relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved
in our own home. Bring love into your home for this
is where our love for each other must start.
There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience
that in our lives - the pain, the loneliness. We
must have the courage to recognize it. The poor
you may have right in your own family.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within
reach of every hand.
Good works are links that form a chain of love.
If we want a love message to be heard, it has got
to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have
to keep putting oil in it.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like,
but I don't know that when we die and it comes time
for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good
things have you done in your life? Rather he will
ask, How much LOVE did you put into what you did?
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of
love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money
will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
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.
“There is much suffering in the world - physical,
material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed
on the greed of others. The material and physical
suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness,
from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering
is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one.
I have come more and more to realize that it is
being unwanted that is the worst disease that any
human being can ever experience.”
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it
hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Do not think that love, in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love
without getting tired.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put
in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how
much love we put in the giving.
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
I do not pray for success.
I ask for faithfulness.
"I once picked
up a woman from a garbage dump and she was burning
with fever; she was in her last days and her only
lament was: ‘My son did this to me.’
I begged her: You must forgive your son. In a moment
of madness, when he was not himself, he did a thing
he regrets. Be a mother to him, forgive him. It
took me a long time to make her say: ‘I forgive
my son.’ Just before she died in my arms,
she was able to say that with a real forgiveness.
She was not concerned that she was dying. The breaking
of the heart was that her son did not want her.
This is something you and I can understand."
“If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride,
because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never
bother about other people's opinions. Be humble
and you will never be disturbed. Remember St. Aloysius,
who said he would continue to play billiards even
if he knew he was going to die. Do you play well?
Sleep well? Eat well? These are duties. Nothing
is small for God.”
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
"When once a chairman
of a multinational company came to see me, to offer
me a property in Bombay, he first asked: ‘Mother,
how do you manage your budget?" I asked him
who had sent him here. He replied: ‘I felt
an urge inside me.’ I said: other people like
you come to see me and say the same. It was clear
God sent you, Mr. A, as He sends Mr. X, Mrs. Y,
Miss Z, and they provide the material means we need
for our work. The grace of God is what moved you.
You are my budget. God sees to our needs, as Jesus
promised. I accepted the property he gave and named
it Asha Dan (Gift of Hope).
"I choose the poverty
of our poor people. But I am grateful to receive
(the Nobel) in the name of the hungry, the naked,
the homeless, of the crippled, of the blind, of
the lepers, of all those people who feel unwanted,
unloved, uncared-for throughout society, people
that have become a burden to the society and are
shunned by everyone." -- Accepting the Nobel
A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can
love Christ with an undivided love in chastity,
convinced that nothing and nobody will separate
it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity
created a special beauty in Mary that attracted
God’s attention. He showed his great love
for the world by giving Jesus to her.
Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in
your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth
of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile.
Don't only give your care, but give your heart as
A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and
must empty us. The fruit of silence is prayer, the
fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is
love, the fruit of love is service, and the fruit
of service is peace.
Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen,
for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish
great things on the condition that you believe much
more in His love than in your own weakness.
"There is only one God and He is God to all;
therefore it is important that everyone is seen
as equal before God. I’ve always said we should
help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become
a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic.
We believe our work should be our example to people.
We have among us 475 souls - 30 families are Catholics
and the rest are all Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs—all
different religions. But they all come to our prayers."
Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity
of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to
coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
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.
"Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and
share this joy with all you meet especially your
family. Be holy – let us pray."
A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and
must empty ourselves. The fruit of silence is prayer,
the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith
is love, the fruit of love is service, and the fruit
of service is peace.
"There are so many religions and each one has
its different ways of following God. I follow Christ:
Jesus is my God,
Jesus is my Spouse,
Jesus is my Life,
Jesus is my only Love,
Jesus is my All in All;
Jesus is my everything."
Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love
the whole world.
"The other day I dreamed that I was at the
gates of heaven. And St. Peter said, 'Go back to
Earth. There are no slums up here.'"
"Like Jesus we belong to the world living not
for ourselves but for others. The joy of the Lord
is our strength."
The more you have, the more you are occupied, and
the less you give.
It is poverty to decide that a child must die so
that you may live as you wish.
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is
the most terrible poverty.
But the less you have the freer you are. Poverty
for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a
penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television
here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.
"I have never been in a war before, but I have
seen famine and death. I was asking (myself), 'what
do they feel when they do this?' I don't understand
it. They are all children of God. Why do they do
it? I don't understand."
"Please choose the way of peace. ... In the
short term there may be winners and losers in this
war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never
will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life
your weapons will cause."