Mother Teresa - Her life as a poem: Life is a challenge
Mother Teresa is a phenomenon in the God's creation.
The poem 'LIFE' is well-known as a great quote from her wonderful sayings.
This is an attempt to understand what is LIFE and its interpretation from each line in that poem.
Here, I examine how 'Life is a challenge' and how to 'meet it'.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Mother Teresa met with many challenges in serving the people. The society was not cooperative with her social work. She served people but her service depended on charities to meet with the expenses. Treating the lepers was also a great challenge, because people were not interested to provide shelter for them for fear of getting the disease from the lepers.
When she was just twelve she wanted to become a nun, but her mother opposed the views as she was very young. She involved in church activities after her school hours.
When she completed her studies at the age of eighteen, she decided to become a nun. Particularly, she desired to serve in India. After the initial training at Loreto Abbey in Ireland, she came to India as a Loreto nun and joined St. Mary’s School in Entally, Kolkata. She never turned back.
People criticized that she was forcing Christianity over the poor and the destitute. But her aim was to dedicate herself in the service of them. She had overcome all the challenges to survive as a social worker helping people from the core of her heart and moved forward with determination.
People are unreasonable,
illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good,
people may accuse you
of selfish motives.
Do good anyway.
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