Saturday, March 5, 2011

A nice visit......

A friend and I sat together.
I brought up Mother Teresa.
I am amazed at the the inner conflicts she had.
I wanted to ponder some of the very insightful quotes Ive read by her.
To know that she still had inner conflicts give me peace.
I have settled into a quiet place with God lately.

Here are a few of my favorites.

"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired."

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try."

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world."

"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."

"It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters."

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

"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 touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."

"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."

"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."


  1. One of my favorites is...

    saying there are too many children is like saying there are too many flowers :)

    AMEN!!! Can't have enough children :)

  2. I dont see how I missed that one! I know the list was pretty long....
    Thank you for reminding me! I agree wholeheartedly.

  3. What awesome quotes. Thank you for sharing.


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