Tis the season for giving, so today I thought I'd share
about someone who really knew what "giving" meant.
(And yes, yes I am avoiding the whole physical health aspect of the Healthy Writer's Club.
I may just procrastinate until after the first of the year).
So today is Inspiration Day!
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Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Humanitarian
1910 - 1997
We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
Agnes Gonhxa Bojaxhiu decided at age 12 that her future was as a missionary. She left her native Macedonia to train first in Ireland and then went to India where, in 1950, she started her own Order. Through her tireless work in Calcutta, her mission grew to more than 400 sisters in 123 countries, establishing orphanages, homes for lepers, the cripples, those with HIV/AIDS and many more.
~Women Who Dared by Evelyn Beilenson and Lois Kaufman.
I know from reading her biography that Mother Teresa suffered from bipolar and it seemed like she was in agony every day and even struggled with her faith. But her dedication to the down-trodden never waivered. That is true giving.
I am humbled.
I will never be like her, but I can be inspired by her
and pray that just a little of her humanity will rub off on me.
I didn't get my calling until late in life.
Can you imagine getting a calling such as hers at such an early age?
When did you get your calling?