On September 5th we celebrate the Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa, one of modern time’s most celebrated Catholics. Her love and devotion to helping the poor was an inspiration to all of us. We wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our favorite Mother Teresa quotes. She spoke some very wise words during her life and this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on them.
“God has not called me to be successful. He called me to be faithful.” – This is a wonderful quote to remember when you’re struggling with something in life. Remember to focus on your faith rather than strictly success.
“Do small things with great love.” – Remember this when you’re doing something that feels insignificant. It might feel that way, but it really isn’t. Everything is important and deserves our love and attention. Something insignificant to you might mean a great deal to somebody else.
“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” – This is the attitude we should all strive to have. Our attitude and demeanor towards others is far more important than the result. Mistakes are going to happen. Instead of focusing on them, focus on being kind and compassionate towards others.
“Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right where you are.” – A great reminder that we all have opportunities every single day to help others. No matter where you’re from, there are people who need to your help right now! Even kind words or a smile qualify as help.
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Don’t get so caught up in helping everybody, although that’s a great desire to have. If you get overwhelmed by trying to help too many people at once, lower the scale. Help out one person in an incredible way. Remember, “Do small things with great love”. Helping one > helping none
“My secret is simple, I pray.” – Could it be that easy? Just pray. Need help? Pray. Feeling scared? Pray. Thankful? Pray. Worried about something? Pray. Give it a shot! Mother Teresa’s quite the person to take advice from.
These are just a few of the many quotable words spoken by Mother Teresa. We’ll say they’re our favorites, but we also may have forgotten to include some really great ones. If you have a favorite Mother Teresa quote we didn’t include, let us know!