As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Mother Teresa. Though I will confess that I didn’t pay much attention to her ministry as I was growing up, any time I heard her mentioned, the word “righteous” would always come to my mind. Her good works won her the Nobel Peace Prize, but I can assure you that her REAL prize is not one found in “this” world.
Mother Teresa was the epitome of SELFLESSness. One of the many things I admire about her was that her “mission” was to LOVE the poorest of the poor.
LOVE ~ above ALL ELSE
Mother Teresa saw Christ in EVERYone. She did not differentiate between Muslim or Jew. Buddhist or Christian. She did not CARE – She saw Christ in EVERY person.
As I pondered what SEEing Christ in everyone would/COULD do for the “world” what came to me was that in SEEing Christ in everyone, in turn, we BEcome “Christ” for everyone.
Think about that.
As you look at a person, ANY person, SEEing Christ in them, and in your longing to LOVE Christ, LOVE them, WHO do you think that person sees in you?
“Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
32“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. [Mark 12:29-34]
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