Thoughts on Peace, Love and a Smile – by Mother Teresa

Thoughts on Peace, Love and a Smile – by Mother Teresa

Included here is very small selection of the many, many words of wisdom imparted to the world by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa’s untiring and selfless life of service showed the world that happiness was not a state that one worked to attain, but rather happiness inhabited the heart by way of personal faith and dedicated service to humanity.

Service Is Peace

All works of love are works of peace.

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.

Love the World

Do ordinary things with extraordinary Love. 1

Yes, you must live life beautifully and not allow the spirit of the world that makes gods out of power, riches, and pleasure make you forget that you have been created for greater things — to love and to be loved. 2

” … want them to know that there are people who really love them, who really want them, at least for the few hours that they have to live, to know human and divine love. That they too may know that they are the children of God, and that they are not forgotten and they are loved and cared about and there are young lives ready to give themselves in their service.” 3

If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive. 4

Give a Smile

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.

Peace begins with a smile.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well. 5

  1. Taken from MotherTeresa.org []
  2. Something Beautiful for God, taken from MotherTeresa.org []
  3. Mother Teresa Speaks, Taken from MotherTeresa.org []
  4. From www.ewtn.com/motherteresa/words.htm []
  5. From www.ewtn.com/motherteresa/words.htm []
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