Mother Teresa, a great role model

I think being a big shot has so many negative consequences. It’s really not fun being rich and famous. If you are like most big shots, you have to constantly watch your back, even hiring bodyguards to shield you from danger. Not to mention the constant sniping and insults being hurled at you by people looking for dirt.

However, there was one famous person, who never had to watch her back. She was universally loved, admired, and respected.

Who was that person? None other than Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997).

She was a nun from Albania, living in a convent in Calcutta, India. She devoted her life to helping the poorest of the poor, taking in people dying in the streets, bathing them, clothing them, and feeding them. She made sure their last moments on Earth were spent in peace and with dignity.

She used the funds she received from her Nobel Peace Prize to establish Missions of Charity all over the world. In fact, I watched a TV segment that described how she established a Mission of Charity in San Francisco, California. Amazing!

Her guiding principle was LOVE.

No wonder she is a saint.

14 Responses to “Mother Teresa, a great role model”

  1. gtree1 Says:

    Mother Theresa is not regarded as such a good role model by many see Christopher Hitchens

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …LOVE should guide us all.

  3. Tom from Sightings Says:

    A saint in my book. Christopher Hitchens, for all his intellectual power, was pretty much a grouch.

  4. marmeladegypsy Says:

    She was an amazing woman in many ways.

  5. Hank Chapin Says:

    I was on a summer-long tour around the whole of India in 1973. India is huge like a continent rather than a mere country. Traveling from Delhi and Simla in the North to Varanasi and Madras in the South, India yields as much varied cultural value and significance as if you were to travel from Sweden to Italy. On our Ohio college consortium-sponsored faculty tour of India were six mysterious women. It turned out they were nuns dressed in civilian clothes as the Catholic Church had begun to allow. When we got to Calcutta, we decided to seek out Mother Theresa. She was easy to locate and talk to. My main memories are that she was a tiny unassuming woman, humble and with very strong hands calloused from hard work. As she spoke deep home truths we started to cry and reach for our check books. Such is saintliness: inspired and practical, heart and hands.

  6. Elephant's Child Says:

    Mother Teresa did everything for others, not for herself. Which is a fundamental difference between her and most other famous people.

  7. Christine Says:

    A saint for sure.

  8. DavidH Says:

    She is certainly a wonderful role model. She devoted her life to helping others. We need more people like her in the world.

  9. valerie-jael Says:

    She was indeed a wonderful woman. Love for ohers is always the way!

  10. Iris Flavia Says:

    Sad there are not more people like her and yes, you could say… Go. Do it. But I am not that strong.
    I think she was … “wonderwoman”.

  11. DJan Says:

    Thank you for reminding me of this lovely soul. She is indeed a saint.

  12. DeniseinVA Says:

    An amazing lady who has an amazing story. I read she received her calling at a very early age. One of a kind and a role model to inspire the world.

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