Interview with MOTHER Teresa: A Pencil In the Hand Of God

MOTHER TERESA sees poverty as a kind of richness -- and richness as impoverishment -- as she cares for the dying and unwanted of Calcutta

Q. What did you do this morning?

A. Pray.

Q. When did you start?

A. Half past four.

Q. And after prayer?

A. We try to pray through our work by doing it with Jesus, for Jesus, to Jesus. That helps us put our whole heart and soul into doing it. The dying, the crippled, the mentally ill, the unwanted, the unloved -- they are Jesus in disguise.

Q. People know you as a sort of religious social worker. Do they understand the spiritual basis of your work?

A. I don't know. But I give them a chance to come and...

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