Thursday, August 30, 2007

Truth AND Spirit

"Jesus has a very special love for you. [But] as for me — The silence and the emptiness is so great — that I look and do not see, — Listen and do not hear — the tongue moves [in prayer] but does not speak … I want you to pray for me — that I let Him have [a] free hand."

Mother Teresa, to the Rev. Michael Van Der Peet in 1979,
quoted in the new book Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light,

I must admit, knowing (and living) the emphasis on the Spirit (with lip service to the Truth) in new Evangelical circles, versus Spirit AND Truth which the Catholic church is based, I can only conclude that if Mother Teresa would have been instead a modern Protestant, she would not have, could not have, persevered in all that she did, and all who she served.

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