My Mother Teresa Story
My story begins in 2003 while I was reading a spirituality-themed magazine during a vacation in Maui. I came across this phenomenal photo of Mother Teresa in communion with The Missionaries of Charity— I literally had to catch my breath. I sat in awe, admiring how this incredible photograph captured the sacred light of a gathering, as if emanating from the photo itself. I immediately felt compelled to contact the photographer to purchase and represent this wonderful image of a woman whose mission continues to change the way “our world will do service,” in the coming years.
I believe, as we venture forth in this new era, service will evolve dramatically. We are in a new time of community building, of family, of caring and sharing more of what we have and how we give-than ever before. I also believe if we do not begin to think and work from more of a communal mindset, peace cannot exist. Do most people know what “communion” truly means? And do they model it’s essence when they leave their respective Church’s?
In “communion”, a gathering comes together as One. In “communion”, we should accept others unconditionally, knowing where they are on their journey is the place at which they need to be. When we separate from others, we’re breaking away from our Source. It is at this point we truly begin to falter and where judgement begins to take root. Each path may be somewhat different but each person is heading to a place of Oneness with our Source. And “communion” doesn’t end when we leave church! It’s a reminder to be “communion” every day. Humanity has some deep separation issues to get to this place in time but I have a strong faith we will get there!
After a year or more of prayer, meditation and purchasing every book on Mother Teresa, I came to name this rare photo…”Give of your hands to serve and your hearts to love.” This photo is a blessed reminder of it’s sacredness. I’ve given many to those who model “true communion” with others.
Mother Teresa’s was an example of a beloved being in “true communion” with others. She provided loving and selfless service to the most challenging depictions of human suffering. Hers was the kind of service that deserves our continued recognition. I truly believe her work will blossom as time moves forward! Saint Mother Teresa. It suits her essence well!
In humble gratitude,