Sunday, November 04, 2012

An Inspirational Lesson learned from Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa’s extreme humility – A true story 
                                                                  Mother Teresa during her younger days

What Will You Give For My Poor People

One day during her earlier times, Mother Teresa was asking a baker for some bread to feed the hungry children in her orphanage. The baker was furious with her request, not only did he turn her down, he spat at her. In response to his outrageous actions, Mother Teresa calmly reached deep into her pocket, took out her handkerchief, wiped the spat off and said "Thank you,that was for me, now what about some bread for my poor children." The baker was touched by Mother Teresa's love and greatness, complied and thereafter provided bread for the children in the orphanage.

How would you have reacted? My first reaction was a mix of anger and humiliation. How could someone ever do something so nasty? Mother Teresa chose to react differently, she knew that if she had not taken the insulting spit in full grace, the poor children at the orphanage would have to go on being hungry.

She never had ego while helping people, which most of us have when we do such activities.

Her only intension was to reach out for people who are in need and help them. She always believed that she's just a tool being used to help others.

She never took the pride of her achievements. We should try following her path to the maximum extent possible.

"No matter who say what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work." ~ Mother Teresa

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