Monday, August 18, 2014

Mother Teresa's Birthday

The Life and Work of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is an iconic figure that is known for putting the needs of other before her own. Her entire life is seen as a service and a testament to her faith. The selflessness that she showed and the dedication that she gave to furthering humanity is something that is still admired. Even after her death, Mother Teresa and her legacy live on in and her good deeds have been immortalized forever.

Birth and Training

Mother Teresa was born in 1910 as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia. It is said that she always exuded a love for souls that was evident from time of her first communion at age five. Her father passed away when she was only eight years old, which left her with only her mother and siblings to depend on. Her mother was extremely loving and caring, which resulted in the compassion and care for others that infiltrated the character of Mother Teresa even at an early age. Her posit of bettering humanity led Mother Teresa to pledge even at the age of 12 her desire to be a missionary and spread the word and love of Christ. Her dream was finally realized at the age of 18 when she left home and joined an Irish community of nuns in India. This was where she was given her name as Sister Mary Teresa.

The Works of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa spent time teaching at St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta and took great pride in instilling values into young students. She was always a person that had deep faith and used prayer as a tool to help others. She simply had a natural affection for the wellbeing of other individuals and found profound happiness in helping others. The driving force behind her life became spreading the message of Christ and showing others the compassion that only he can offer. She felt through prayer that Jesus would reveal her purpose in life and the people that she was destined to help.

Meaning of Life
The entire life and works of Mother Teresa combine to show that every person has value and dignity that should be respected. Her faith and love was something that had a profound effect on those that she came in contact with. Her life is a testament to her faith and she is still known for living what she believed to the fullest.

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