Tag: Mother Teresa

Humiliated by Grace

While in the habit of challenging my readers, why not talk about humility?  That little thing we all know we need more of but won’t admit it.  What does it look like to be humble?  When I first started praying about this, I thought there had to be a balance between selflessly serving others and…

How Do You Tend to the Wounds of Christ?

For the past few years my church has had a great Good Friday tradition: “Social Justice” Stations of the Cross.  This involves the confirmation class narrating the stations of the cross along with reflections on the lives of people of faith who have served humanity in some great way.  The people included were: St. Padre…

Gaining Perspective

The single most important thing I gained in Africa was perspective.  Perspective on life in general, on what it means to be rich and what it means to be poor.  I mean I had a vague idea of how blessed I am but now I really know, with certainty.  A few things became very clear…

On Not Trying to Save the World: Wisdom from Mother Teresa

I found out yesterday that I’ve officially been approved to go to Tanzania by the mission I’ll be working with.  Even now, I’m not quite sure if this is really happening or if I’ll wake up from this wonderful dream tomorrow morning.  After discussing buying a plane ticket, getting a visa and calling a travel…

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