No one knows when or where or even how she came by it. Only that at some time or another, Mother Theresa found this simple this poem about loving one another, which begins… “People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered - Love them anyway.” She enlarged it, nailed it to the wall in the lobby and raised it up for all to see as a reminder of how we are called to love one another through our imperfections.
She says about her calling, “I knew where I belonged, but I did not know how to get there."
People challenged her. People questioned her motives. People misunderstood and resisted. She says in her journals that she felt God’s presence in very real and powerful ways when getting the orphanage started, and as she faced resistance and difficulties it was as though God had abandoned her for a long times, her emptiness went on day after day for decades. And yet she persisted with grace, hope, faith and love – Anyway!
In time, others were drawn to the community, powerful adversaries became allies and millions found inspiration and God’s love became real. Why?! Because in a world of doubt, cynici