Thursday, 15 December 2011

No greater gift than love

The Bible talks a lot about loving one another... in fact Jesus said that after loving God loving one another is the next greatest commandment.

Over the past few weeks I've been a little overwhelmed by what other people are going through and wondered what I really could do to support so many people.  But I think what's become clear in my mind is the need or me to start somewhere... to do something.  To not be so caught up in the mountain of problems that I end up standing still without offering anything.

Mother Teresa had so much to say about this.  Here are a few of her quotes that will hopefully inspire you:
  • Even the rich are hungry for love, for being care for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own
  • If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one
  • Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love
  • Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty
  • Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home
  • Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand
  • One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody
  • Spread love everywhere you go.  Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier
  • The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted
  • The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread
  • Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness
If you are reading this, I would like you to know that you were created in God's image and that in your darkest days God watches over you and weeps with you.  When you celebrate He is celebrating too.  Know that you are loved by your creator!

I hope that you have a lovely Christmas filled with peace and love :-)