I was 7 years old when Mother Teresa died, yet her life is one that has inspired generations.
She embodied the gospel.
Loving others like Christ loves them, especially the poor, was something she took literally.
In fact, the work she started all those years ago is still going on!
I don’t want to be Mother Teresa (because that’s kind of silly don’t you think? To not be yourself–the person God created.)
But I want to take the gospel literally like she did.
I want to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a lost and dying world.
I want to see myself as serving Jesus Himself when I help the poor, the sick, the widow, and the orphan (check out Matthew 25).
Mother Teresa’s example is the epitome of selflessness.
The coolest thing to me is that she never set out to be famous or to be known world wide as a leader of Christian charity.
She just started following Jesus.
And others thought she was doing such a great job they wanted to help her out.
Mother Teresa’s ideas spread because they weren’t her ideas–they were Jesus’ ideas!
She decided to take the Bible literally and it changed the world.