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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Quote from Mother Theresa

I'm reading the book, "Mother Theresa, Reaching out in Love" as a devotional. Here's a quote,

Without Prayer, no faith
Without faith, no love
Without love, no service
Without service, no joy, no peace

There are four essential steps - prayer, faith love and action- resulting in interior joy and peace in society. To obtian this result there is a preliminary condition: prayer requires interior and exterior silence. Silence of the eyes, of the ears, of the mind, of the imagination. One has to be self-composed, able to concentrate, open to God's inspiration. For exterior silence in noisy towns and cities one needs to find a quiet corner in a room or a park.

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