Today is Monday, June 3rd, 2013; Karen's Korner #2581

A couple of quotes from a 'less than 100 page' biography on Mother Teresa, by her. The series is called "People Who Have Helped the World":
"Today, talking about the poor is in fashion.
Knowing, loving and serving
the poor is quite a different matter."
"In these twenty years of work amongst the people,
I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted
that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.
Nowadays we have found medicine for leprosy and lepers can be cured.....
For all kinds of disease there are medicines and cures.
But for being unwanted,
except there are willing hands to serve
and there's a loving heart,
I don't think this terrible disease can ever be cured."
"Someone will ask, 'What can I do to help?'
Her response is always the same,
a response that reveals the clarity of her vision.....
'Just begin,
one, one, one, she urges.
'Begin at home by saying something good to your child,
to your husband or to your wife.
Begin by helping someone in need in your community,
at work, or at school.
Begin by making whatever you do something beautiful for God.'"
"Asked about the future of the congregation after her death
she said,
'Let me die first,
then God will provide.
He will find someone more helpless,
more hopeless than I to do His work.'