“Above all hold unfailing your love for one another,
since love covers a multitude of sins.”
-1 Peter 4:8
The secret of Mother Teresa’s life is that she wasn’t a giant. She was
Father Peter and Mother Teresa were washing dishes together when he asked her, “Mother, would you like to just stay here and wash dishes?” She replied, “Oh, I would love to, but the Holy Father asked me to go spread His love around the world.”
Fr. Peter explains that in that moment, he realized that you couldn’t say that there was anything extraordinary about Mother Teresa. She just did ordinary things with an extraordinary amount of love.
Practical tip for this week: Go home and love your family with an extraordinary amount of love.
Fragrance Prayer by Mother Teresa
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance wherever I go.
Flood my soul with Your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly,
that my life may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul
I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus!
Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine,
so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine.
It will be you, shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise You the way You love best, by shining on those around me.
Let me preach You without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do,
the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You.