A Hunger for Love - Mother Teresa
Posted on 25 December 2016
“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy;
it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for.
We can cure physical diseases with medicine,
but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.
There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread
but there are many more dying for a little love.
The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -
it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality.
There's a hunger for love.”
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, the future Mother Teresa, was born in 1910 in Macedonia, to Albanian heritage. She made her home in the slums of Calcutta and her endless compassion and selfless service to the underprivileged of India and the rest of the world won the hearts of her fellow Indians. She is also known for having founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
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