Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Inner Soul

There's a new book coming out about the life of Mother Teresa. The book is a series of letters from Mother Teresa to her confidant, Rev. Michael van der Peet. There has already been much discussion around the publishing of this book - you can read an article here and another fascinating one here.

The quotes from the letters suggest that Mother Teresa struggled with her relationship with God. You'll have to read for yourself, but don't we all struggle with our relationship with God? I think of Paul who spent so much time in prison, or beaten, or without food. Didn't Paul struggle with his situation? But yet he never came away denying God. Just maybe God allows only those who are strong enough to be the incredible warriors in situations we could never understand. Mother Teresa was one of those warriors.

There is no doubt that she gave much to God. She also gave much to the world - much more may I remind everyone than any of us has given. As we read these quotes from letters written long ago in situations none of us could possibly understand, remember that God had a plan and that His love is a personal one; to be comprehended by each individual in a way specific to them. [check out this very insightful post for more]

Mother Teresa had the courage to ask for help, to share her inner soul with another who could help carry her burdens. That's what life is all about. And that to me is loving God in a very, very humble way.

1 comment:

Lemon Princess said...

Goldie, Thanks for sharing that very encouraging blog! Stay strong brother!!
In Christ, Ragen