Third in a series about acts of charity.
I heard a story on the radio last Monday about a young woman who worked as an editor of plays in New York City. She was obsessed with Mother Teresa and longed to do work that was as important and meaningful as Mother Teresa’s work in Calcutta.
She learned that Mother Teresa was coming to New York and found a way position herself so as to meet the famous nun.
“Oh, Mother Teresa,” she said. “I’m so glad to meet you. The work you do is so wonderful….so important…”
Mother Teresa shook her head and said “no no, it’s not the work that is important – it’s the love for the people….”.
The young woman nodded.
“What do you do?” Mother Teresa asked.
And the young woman said, “Well, what I do isn’t important. I work in a theater. I help put on plays.”
Mother Teresa said “There are so many different kinds of hunger in this world. In my country there is a famine of the body. In this country, there is a famine of the spirit. Stay here and feed your people.
image: New York Post file photo
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