In Thirsting for God, by Mother Teresa (in conjunction with her editor, Angelo D. Scolozzi, M.T.), we catch a glimpse of Mother Teresa’s insights, via 366 daily meditations. These meditations shed light on Mother Teresa’s call to bring souls to Christ; to satisfy Christ’s thirst for souls. She teaches us that by thirsting for God, we satisfy His thirst for each of us. A love given, a love returned, is what it means to thirst for souls; to thirst for God.
Everything Mother Teresa teaches us, through her many quoted adages, comes down to loving God as He loves us. Mother Teresa drives home the message that we can show our love for God by loving our neighbor. It is through acts of kindness, forgiveness and mercy, that we express charity. She says it best in her meditation of March 12th: “Be kind and loving with each other, for you cannot love Christ in his distressing disguise if you cannot love Jesus in the hearts of your neighbors” (p.45).
When we humble ourselves, we find truth and sincerity, for it is when “you realize how small you are, how much you need God, then you cannot fail” (p. 5 from the mediation of January 8th).
Throughout Thirsting for God,
… there are numerous gems of quotes filled with virtue. For this reason, I highly recommend reading it. However, if you are looking for a book on the life of Mother Teresa, this would not be the book for you. In Thirsting for God, I treasure her adages on humility. However, I am still on the hunt for a book describing Mother Teresa’s life and examples of how she lived a life of humility. As a person striving to be humbler, I am looking for practical ways to embrace and practice humility. When I find those examples, I will share them with you. In the meantime, if you would like to get a copy of Thirsting for God, then click here.
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