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?”
(photo A Photographic Record by Michael Collopy)
It matters not whether you are a fan of the Catholic Church.
It matter not whether you believe in saints and sinners…
It matters not if you are a fan or critic of this particular individual…
Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, a humble woman from Skopje, Albania was canonized yesterday…
To you and I, she was known simply as Mother Teresa.
I’ve written extensively about this tiny woman before…
the following link is more about the feet…
But what does exactly matter is that despite her detractors,
for she had many,
is that she spent a life time
tending to the lesser of the least…
There are those who felt she was too difficult a task master…
Demanding the impossible from those woman who gave up all to follow her way and direction.
There are those who criticized her notoriety, her popularity,
but one glance at those feet begs to ask if these feet belonged to someone who played to
She spent 50 years of her life feeling cut off and disconnected from the very God she
sacrificed her entire life to serve.
She never publicly complained.
She never threatened to quit.
She never gave in.
She never gave up.
She brought attention to life, to love, to living and…
Think what you will, but know that we are all the better for her life….
“By blood, I am Albanian.
By citizenship, an Indian.
By faith, I am a Catholic nun.
As to my calling, I belong to the world.
As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.”