Did you know that Mother Teresa was originally Albanian? She was born in Skopje, the current capital of Macedonia. Her father came from North Albania and her mother from Gjakova, Kosovo!
When she was only 12 years old Teresa decided to live her whole life for God. At the age of 18 she moved to Ireland to become a nun and then she was sent to India to serve in Calcutta. Mother Teresa committed herself to the poorest of the poor, interceding for the unwanted and unloved. She welcomed and defended human life, seeing the God-given dignity in those who are forgotten, abandoned and discarded.
But do you know the story behind it?
One day Teresa was looking outside the window and when she saw the huge suffering and poverty of the people she asked God: “God, why don’t you do something?” And God answered with just one sentence: “Teresa, why don’t YOU do something?”
Yes, God wants to do something about poverty and hopelessness, quarrels and tensions, despair and frustration. About corruption, unemployment, political issues, discrimination, social exclusion, poor education and bad health care systems.
But not without us.
In fact, God did something about all these issues: He created us. HE wants to use us to do “something”, to end poverty and injustice, to bring His solutions into political issues, to decrease unemployment, to stop discrimination, to reach the world and transform people, families, communities, societies and nations.
Through his word God made one thing very clear: He wants to work with us and through us to make a change in this world.
“I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”