27 August 2008

Great People

“We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta said.
Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
"Around the world, not only in the poor countries, but I found the poverty of the West so much more difficult to remove. When I pick up a person from the street, hungry, I give him a plate of rice, a piece of bread, I have satisfied. I have removed that hunger. But a person that is shut out, that feels unwanted, unloved, terrified, the person that has been thrown out from society - that poverty is so hurtable and so much, and I find that very difficult." She also said in her Nobel Lecture.
She dedicated all her life, all her time, all her health, all her faith to the poor, the very poor men, women, children.
She did it in specific places, where everything seemed to be harder, much harder, than in the rest of the planet. She was a great soul in a small and thin body.
She was born on 27th August, 1910.

1 comment:

CMP said...

É difícil expressar os meus sentimentos perante a vida desta mulher tão diferente de mim e das pessoas que conheço. Apesar de conhecer a sua vida e os seus ideais, não consigo deixar de me emocionar e surpreender sempre que vejo, leio ou ouço falar dela. Há sempre algo de novo e de emocionante que aprendo. Acho que muito secretamente penso sempre: "Porque é que a minha generosidade é tão pouca, porque é que por vezes a minha fé e a minha força são tão abaladas?Como é possível que existam pessoas tão grandes, meu Deus?" Ainda bem que a minha formiguinha e companheira "bloguista" se lembrou de tão grandiosa alma. Muito obrigada, Ant Mada.