Today it is very fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them. - Saint Terese of Calcutta Mother Teresa is a SAINT!!! Did you know that?! Well, I’m sure you are sitting there saying, “Yeah, my social media streams are full of Mother Teresa quotes, pictures, articles… all of it.”

My Saint My Hero is joining the bandwagon today. For me this day is even more special because I finally will have a feast day to celebrate! My parents named me after Mother Teresa, and for 24 years I have had the “Okay, Mother Teresa” comments thrown at me from all directions. But really, I didn’t care, most of the time that is. What people didn’t know is that when they were trying to throw a dig at me because of my desire to live as a daughter of the King, in truth they were reminding me that I was named after an amazing woman.

“There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do small things,” is a quote that often reminds me to stay humble in the work of my daily life. I have always dreamed of doing the big things, leading the charge and being the CEO of a company. In the last year God has shown me that maybe that is the plan for one day, but for now it’s about the little things. It’s about the car rides with a special 13-year-old who may just need to rock out to Hamilton for the tenth time this week, the texts, the late nights, and even the extra time in prayer for someone who needs it more than myself. Friends, don’t forget that the world does need people doing the big things, but they also need those who do the little things. One little thing at a time.

Today it is very fashionable to talk about the poor. Unfortunately, it is not fashionable to talk with them. - Saint Terese of Calcutta

On this canonization day of someone who changed the life of so many people in the small town of Calcutta, India, and all over the world, I challenge you to go and be the face of mercy, the face of love, and joy to just one person; make talking to the poor or someone in need fashionable.

We are united with you and the kingdom of heaven in this celebration.

Fearlessly,
Teresa

 

P.S.- Check out #instahomily created by a friend of My Saint My Hero, Los Angeles seminarian John Yep. This weekend he will be sharing some awesome videos about St. Teresa of Calcutta.

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