In March I had the privilege to visiting
the Mother Teresa Home in our city. I have been there before and this time I had my
nephew Ashish and his friend Megan with me.
In Mother Teresa Homes all over the world
the chapel altar is adorned by the
words of Jesus, "I thirst".
Mary Poplin in her book Finding Calcutta writes,
"to me, the letters (Mother Teresa 's)
matched the fathomless otherworldly longing
always present in her eyes even when she was smiling.
When I was there, I felt the thing most revealed
the secret behind that look was the
phrase emblazoned on the wall next to the crucifix
in everyone of her order 's chapels world-wide.
I thirst. Jesus was thirsting for the souls of the poorest of the poor. Mother was thirsting for more of him."
What a heart-stopping thought.
Am I thirsty for Jesus?
Do I long to bring people to the Master 's feet.
What am I doing to quench
the Lord 's thirst?
I love this beautiful sheltering tree
in the courtyard.
So symbolic of the shelter and shade
needy and abandoned children receive
in this house.
People are generally not allowed to
take photos inside the house.
But I personally know the
sister in-charge. She has come
to my church for children 's
programs, so she graciously
permitted me to take a few snaps.
We could not photograph the children
so I took photos of their posters on the wall.
We had taken some cookies and candy for the children
Sister told us there were about 150 children housed
in this facility. The older ones were away at school.
But we saw the babies and tiny tots many of them very ill and disabled being taken care of.
My heart was filled with reverence and wonder
at the compassion and service of this
Mother 's Memorial
Ashish and Megan
The entrance of the Home.
This is the St Peter 's Church
We have many relatives and friends here.
Have a lovely week everybody.
I want to wish my American friends
a very Happy 4th of July