Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy St. Valentine’s Day

Sending you greetings inspired by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. All the quotes below are taken from a book of her daily meditations called “Love: A Fruit Always in Season,” edited by Dorothy S. Hunt.

“Love is a fruit in season at all times and within the reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set. Everyone can reach this love through meditation, prayer, sacrifice and an intense inner life.”

“Let us learn to love in our family. In our own family we may have very poor people and we do not notice them. We have no time to smile, no time to talk to each other. Let us bring that love, that tenderness into our own home and you will see the difference.”

“Let us not love in words but let us love until it hurts. It hurt Jesus to love us: He died for us. And today it is your turn and my turn to love one another as Jesus loved us. Do not be afraid to say yes to Jesus.”

“Let us become real branches, filled with fruit, on Jesus’ vine. Let us welcome Him into our lives whenever He wants to come in. He comes as Truth which must be spoken, as Life which must be lived, as Light which must be reflected, as Love which must be loved, as the Way which we must take, as Happiness which we must spread, as Peace which we must plant, as Sacrifice which we must offer in our families and with our neighbors – whether near or far.”

13 comments:

Allison said...

What a great post. I enjoy her writings very much, and what good thoughts for Valentine's Day!

texwisgirl said...

Lovely. :)

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Thank you for sharing this. Very inspiring. :)

LV said...

She was a truly a remarkable lady and so are her words. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

Ola said...

averyone can gather it-beautifully said and so true...

earthdust said...

Mother Teresa was and still is, an inspiration for many of us. Her ability to love no matter how she was feeling is inspiring to us all.
It is so true that in our own families we overlook the poor, the sick, the needy. We are to love our families first and then reach out to others.
This post on, Mother Teresa , is a good reminder that we are to love until it hurts.
If our love and generousity does to hurt then we are not charitable enough.
God bless you Country Dreaming for this post/reminder for us to love.

Tracy said...

I really admire Mother Teresa...have you read any of her biographies? very very interesting! she actually felt somewhat burdened by her life which I actually never thought of.

thanks for the tips to feeling better. I am definitely going to try your remedies; at this point, what do I have to lose? I am done with feeling like this; UGH!!!

Velvet Over Steel said...

What a perfect post for me to read... Today!!! :-) Thank you so much for all your visits, kind comments & advice!! I appreciate all of it!!! :-)

Hugs,
Coreen xoxoxo

A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks for sharing this. Lovely!

Prayer Notes by Cynthia said...

What a beautiful post. Yes, her writings are heart-filled and pull our heart-strings. Hurting is a part of loving. If you cannot be hurt by another then you have never loved them. Bless you and thank you for this post.

stardust said...

Thank you for this inspiring post. When she passed away, the light emitted by her, which had warmed the hearts of people, was sorely missed.

I'd like to introduce another. It says like this: our work is a drop in the ocean, but if we did not do this work, then the ocean will be one drop less. It's important for us to be conscious of our part in the world no matter how it looks small.

ladyfi said...

What a wonderfully compassionate person Mother Teresa was.

Janie said...

Those are wonderful words to live by. Mother Theresa was a wise woman.