Today as I was listening to Moody Bible Institute on the radio, one of the hosts quoted Mother Teresa. It jolted me. Yes, it was a fabulous and powerful quote but I was more surprised to hear them mention her. I'm wary of listening to this station for their anti-Catholic statements but sadly, I cannot get a clear reception for Relevant Radio or EWTN Radio. Not in my car or my house. So, I do listen to either K-Love or Moody Radio instead of secular stations.
Back to Mother Teresa. Here is her quote:
"A person does not die from hunger because God did not provide them with what they need.
They die from hunger because YOU and I do not provide them with what they need."
Makes me want to run out and donate to my local food pantry. Recently, my sister told me of an act of love and charity that her friend does each winter. She brings her boys to a local grocery market to buy lunch supplies. They bring it all back home, prepare the sandwiches and then pack them up. Then they take their food supply on the train into the city and go to the last stop. Her, and her boys, then hand out the premade sandwiches to the beggars who approach them with this message, "God loves you and so do we." An incredible witness this is to her young boys that all lives are special in the eyes of God, none more deserving than the other. She is doing a wonderful job at raising her boys to live the gospel.
"If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday." Isaiah 58:10