Mother Theresa: To Live By Heart
When we talk about great and powerful people of the 20th century we name politicians, scientists, artists and even military leaders. Even their activity was sometimes destructive. And what do you know about creation and humanity? Mother Teresa – one of the names associated with the mentioned qualities.
She lived her life by heart focusing all her energy on simple but the most important issues in life: loving, helping, making. She named it as a call from God: “To serve Him among the poorest of the poor.” For more than 45 years she assisted poor, sick and orphaned throughout guiding Missionaries of Charity expansion. She got the Noble Prize and was beatified and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. She received praises from a lot of humanitarian organizations, governments and individuals and used them for promoting the principal idea of her life.
However, she faced large amount of criticism. Mother Teresa kept strong social position against abortions and contraception, she believed in spiritual goodness of poverty. This line of life with God was seriously criticized by the groups and individuals who were standing for legalization of abortion. Moreover, the medical care in her concerns and hospices was discussed and widely criticized in medical journals.
From 2010 we can conclude that this criticism was based on improper attitude to her popularity that she never used for herself. And in 2010, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of mother Teresa, she was honored all over the world for her invaluable investment to humanization.
“Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a wealth, keep it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is so precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it!” These are words of Mother Teresa and this is the way she dealt with her life. She did not mention one more issue: Life is a person next to you, help him. This is what she devoted her life to.