"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty;

not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mother Teresa on Abortion

Abortion "is murder in the womb ... A child is a gift of God. If you do not want him, give him to me."

"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between."

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

I've heard stories and wondered how someone could just make decisions on these matters. Then I quickly check myself and remind me not to judge.

Having said that though, Mother Teresa didn't mince her words and if faced with having to give my opinion on abortion, I have no qualms in agreeing with her.

Leadership by example?

Mother Teresa said, "Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."

Sometimes I wish I had someone to follow, someone who could do everything and then tell me what else that needed to be done, so I could then do it. Mother Teresa's words tell me that it's ok for me to move ahead, without affirmation, encouragement even, if I see something that needs to get done.

Feels almost like a free fall.