"Do small things with great love." Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and is active in 133 countries, running hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. She was the recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2003, she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta".
This is the epitome of a personal classic. Because I am a TCK, where my life consistently is uprooted and taken to countries all over the world, reading this book was eyeopening. It defined the fuzziness inside that I was never able to define. It understood my situation like no other. This is a book that I will forever define as classic. The perspective for this may change, yet I will love it nevertheless.
I read the first edition of this book rather than the revised edition pictured. Some of the highlights I remember include the difficulties Mother Teresa faced when she started the missionaries of charity in Calcutta, conversations with world leaders, and her response to winning the Nobel Peace prize. She was very reluctant to accept, but did so because of the good she could do with the prize money to help the poor.
Originally published many years ago, this outstanding book, now revised, is still fresh and challenging us today. It tells the story of a group of children - mostly street beggars and orphans - living in Adullam Rescue Mission in Yunan Province, China, under the care of missionaries H.A. Baker and his wife. These children experienced an immense and incredible outpouring of the Holy Spirit - so great that they literally 'experienced heaven' through visions, were aware of the prescence of…