A Call to Mercy

31 Mar

About a month ago, I read A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve by Mother Teresa and Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C.

A Call To Mercy

Two things continue to haunt me.

First there was Mother Teresa’s childlike faith.

Yes, there were daily devotions and prayers.  However, I didn’t get the impression that there was a litany of wants/needs.  There seemed to be basic prayers — Our Father or Hail Mary or devotion to a particular saint — coupled with belief that the needs would be met.

Clearly, our world would be a better place if our beliefs were less complex and more childlike.

Second was Mother Teresa’s view on religion.

Yes, she was Catholic.  However, her ministry extended to Muslims and Hindus as well. Having attended a church while in college that refused to interact with other Christian churches, it was amazing to read about Mother Teresa’s service to not only living Muslims and Hindus but also those who had died to insure that their bodies were dealt with according to their beliefs.

Certainly, our world would be a better place if each of us could embody religious tolerance; after all the moment of truth is going to occur when each of us stand in judgment upon our death.  Let’s get out of the Dark Ages of religious intolerance.

Just think about it!

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