"If you judge people, you have no time to love them"
"Intense love does not measure, it just gives"
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today"
Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia. The next day, she was baptized as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. As a nun and missionary, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to caring for the sick and poor. In 1946, she experienced her “call within a call”. Her order established a hospice, or a center for caring for the blind, aged, and disabled. She was greatly known in the Catholic church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
Mother Teresa began an open-air school and created a home for the dying poor. In October 1950, she opened a congregation called the Missionaries of Charity. A congregation is a group of people assembled for religious worship. Between the 1950w and 1960s, Mother Teresa established a leper colony, which is a place to isolate people with Leprosy, a contagious disease that affects the skin and nerves. She also established an orphanage, a nursing home, and a family clinic.
Mother Teresa represents the best of humanity. She is an important leader because she was willing to give her time and effort into caring for the poor, which is also why she’s famous. Her inspiration to others in joining her journey of helping other made life a little bit more sustainable. Mother Teresa reminded us that while there’s much bad in the world, there is also people who remind us of the good within human beings.