Mother Teresa

My first sight of her was in her "Home of the Pure Heart" in Calcutta 25 years ago. She was on her knees feeding with a plate of rice and a spoon a man who looked more like a cadaver than a human being. Suddenly, she sensed my presence behind her. She turned around and abruptly handed me her plate: "Go on feeding this man," she said, "and love him." Those words — and actions — reflect Mother Teresa's message. To love those who have never been loved. To love the unwanted, the homeless, the abandoned, as if each one were...

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