An Abiding Anguish

Thank you for the insightful and inspirational article describing Mother Teresa's so-called crisis of faith [Sept. 3]. As a moderate Christian, I appreciated the evocation of several tenets of Christianity as well as the references to those of agnosticism and atheism. I stand by the belief that Mother Teresa was as close to God as humanly possible. I agree with writer David Van Biema that a parallel exists between Christ's final moments on the Cross and Teresa's final 50 years, during which she didn't feel the presence of God. In both cases, the acts of self-sacrifice and feelings of abandonment resulted...

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