Posted by: Bob Clark | August 21, 2008

To Know Love

Last week I saw numerous street people in downtown Panama City, Panama. I thought of this story about the compassion of Mother Teresa.

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“Mother Teresa of Calcutta has a dream — that before they die all people will know that they are loved. She devotes her life to making this dream a reality.

She tells a story of walking past an open door and catching a glimpse of something moving in it. She investigated and found a dying man whom she took back to a home where he could die in love and peace.

‘I live like an animal in the streets,’ the man told her. ‘Now I will die like an angel.’

‘How wonderful to see a person die in love,’ she exclaims, with the joy of love, the perfect peace of Christ on his face.'”

–From Words to Love by Mother Teresa

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Dear God,
Open my eyes.
Open my heart.
Let me see them.
Let me care.
Fill me with Your compassion.
Fill me with Your love.
In Jesus’ name,
AMEN.

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