Saturday, January 22, 2011
Seven Steps to a Holier Life
SEVEN STEPS TO A HOLIER LIFE
Mother Theresa of Calcutta
Step one: Slow down.
“I think the world today is upside down. Everybody seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on. There is much suffering because there is so very little love in homes and in family life. We have no time for our children, we have no time for each other; there is no time to enjoy each other. In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.”
Step two: Make some room.
“If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own power. Your self-sufficiency, your selfishness and your intellectual pride will inhibit His coming to live in your heart because God cannot fill what is already full. It is as simple as that.”
Step three: Open your eyes.
“Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”
Step four: Put great love into the small things.
“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
Step five: Do not tire.
“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”
Step six: Remember – it’s faithfulness, not success.
“God doesn’t ask that we succeed in everything, but that we are faithful. However beautiful our work may be, let us not become attached to it. Always remain prepared to give it up, without losing your peace.”
Step seven: Leave the rest to Jesus.
“Be humble and you will never be disturbed. It is very difficult in practice because we all want to see the result of our work. Leave it to Jesus.”
Hope those help you as much as they continually help me!