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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

Labor Day and Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Updated: Sep 5, 2021


As we celebrate Labor Day weekend, let us remember Mother Teresa who labored countless hours helping the poorest of the poor. September 5 is her feast day.


In a way it is similar to the way the laborers worked 12-14 hours daily seven days a week just to bring the basics to their homes. Their protests gave way to the better work environment enjoyed these days while Mother Teresa's deeds brought the plight of the poor to light.


On the occasion of her feast day, let us visit a few of her priceless quotes:


If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.


Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.


If you judge people, you have no time to love them.


We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.


I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I 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?


My favorite just tells her state of being:


“I am Albanian by birth. Now I am a citizen of India. I am also a Catholic nun. In my work, I belong to the whole world. But in my heart, I belong to Christ.”


This makes me reflect to whom my heart belongs.

 

My name's Anna Maria, and I publish a new video on YouTube's Touched by Grace Today and a new post on my blog touchedbygrace.today every Friday! Check out Catholicmom.com for my other articles! If you've been #tbgtoday, feel free to share your story of grace here.


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