Mother Teresa Print

Mother Teresa said that the key to her life was a very simple path which she describes in this way.


The fruit of silence is prayer


The fruit of prayer is faith


The fruit of faith is love


The fruit of love is service


The fruit of service is peace


It is interesting that this all starts with silence – and that prayer follows!  Too often when we spend time with God we start by praying!  We tend to come to God with a list of things we would like Him to do for us.  Instead we need to learn what He would like to do (The Lord’s Prayer – Your kingdom come, your will be done) which is always wise and good and loving – albeit on such a long timescale and large scale that we are not capable of realising this always.  Of course He also invites us to ask, but if we focus first on Him, we will hopefully be asking for good things.

 

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