27 May 2012

"Come Be My Light" Quotes by Mother Teresa

Here are selected quotes from Come Be My Light by Mother Teresa.

- "Now I really rejoice when something does not go as I wish - because I see that He wants our trust - that is why in the loss let us praise God as if we have got everything." (24)

- "In the silence of the heart God speaks." (32)

- "God loves a cheerful giver. The best way to show your gratitude to God and people is to accept everything with joy. A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. Joy is strength." (33)

- "How much is the love He has for you - beyond all that you can imagine... Not only He loves you, even more - He longs for you. He missed you when you don't come close. He thirsts for you. He loves you always, even when you don't feel worthy." (42)

- "So smile - smile at the hand that strikes you - kiss the hand that is nailing you to the cross." (157)

- "Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, but in the fervor of the desire which raises the heart in Jesus." (4)

- "We do not need to carry out grand things in order to show a great love for God and our neighbor. It is in the intensity of love we put into our gestures that makes them something beautiful for God." (26)

- "If you are discouraged, it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust your own powers. Never bother about people's opinions. Be humble and you will never be disturbed. The Lord has willed me where I am. He will offer a solution." (30-31)

- "If you are really in love with Christ, no matter how small your work, it will be done better; it will be wholehearted. Your work will prove your love." (69)

- "The fruit of love is service." (72)

- "Faith in action is service." (72)

- "Suffering, pain, sorrow, humiliation, feelings of loneliness, are nothing but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you have come so close that He can kiss you." (137)


  1. Most, if any, arenot from the book referenced

  2. I have sourced the actual page number from which these quotes are referenced.