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Mother Teresa Quotes on Healing and Love

“ Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The openness of our hearts and minds can be measured by how wide we draw the circle of what we call family. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. ”- Mother Teresa

“ A life not lived for others is not a life. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you are successful, you will win some false friends & some true enemies: Succeed anyway ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Speak tenderly; let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do you really know the living Jesus – not from books but from being with Him in your heart? Have you heard the loving words He speaks to you?… The devil may try to use the hurts of life, and sometimes our own mistakes – to make you feel it is impossible that Jesus really loves you, is really cleaving to you. This is a danger for all of us. And so sad, because it is completely the opposite of what Jesus is really wanting, waiting to tell you. Not only that He loves you, but even more – He longs for you. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Saints are only sinners who keep trying. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Helping hands are better than Praying Lips ”- Mother Teresa

“ Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. ”- Mother Teresa

“ You are greater than you know. ”- Mother Teresa

“ In the end, dear friend, it is always between us and God, not between us and them. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else. ”- Mother Teresa

“ May God give back to you in love all the love you have given. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion. ”- Mother Teresa

“ It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts. Life isn’t worth living, unless lived for other people. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The future is not in our hands. We have no power over it. We can act only today. We have a sentence in our Constitution that says: ‘We will allow the good God to make plans for the future – for yesterday has gone, tomorrow has not yet come and we have only today to make Him known, loved and served.’ So we do not worry about the future. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The simplest way of becoming his light is by being kind and loving, thoughtful, and sincere with others: ‘By this they will know that you are his disciples.’ ”- Mother Teresa

“ Only humility will lead us to unity, and unity will lead to peace. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ”- Mother Teresa

“ God made the world for the delight of human beings– if we could see His goodness everywhere, His concern for us, His awareness of our needs: the phone call we’ve waited for, the ride we are offered, the letter in the mail, just the little things He does for us throughout the day. As we remember and notice His love for us, we just begin to fall in love with Him because He is so busy with us — you just can’t resist Him. I believe there’s no such thing as luck in life, it’s God’s love, it’s His. ”- Mother Teresa

“ When a poor person dies of hunger it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve. ”- Mother Teresa

“ You may be exhausted with work, you may even kill yourself, but unless your work is interwoven with love, it is useless. To work without love is slavery. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your eyes, kindness in your face, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greetings. We are all but His instruments who do our little bit and pass by. I believe that the way in which an act of kindness is done is as important as the action itself. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred…If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other? ”- Mother Teresa

“ God loves me. I’m not here just to fill a place, just to be a number. He has chosen me for a purpose. I know it. ”- Mother Teresa

“ There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives–the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them. —Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart. Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do not let the past disturb you, just leave everything in the Sacred Heart and begin again with joy. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. ”- Mother Teresa

“ At the heart of silence is prayer. At the heart of prayer is faith. At the heart of faith is life. At the heart of life is service. ”- Mother Teresa

“ God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful. ”- Mother Teresa

“ In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence. ”- Mother Teresa

“ When Mother Teresa received the Nobel Prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She answered “Go home and love your family. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved. ”- Mother Teresa

“ There is a famine in America. Not a famine of food, but of love, of truth, of life. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Don’t expect your friend to be a perfect person. Help your friend to become a perfect person. That is true friendship ”- Mother Teresa

“ People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway…. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway…. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. .. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Whenever you share love with others, you’ll notice the peace that comes to you and to them. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Together we can do great things. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. ”- Mother Teresa

“ It is a kingly act to assist the fallen. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The woman is at the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason for our existence: to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in the world. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The poor are great! The poor are wonderful! The poor are very generous! They give us much more than what we give them. ”- Mother Teresa

“ My secret is simple — I pray. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, in our family? Perhaps they are not hungry for a piece of bread. Perhaps our children, husband, wife, are not hungry, or naked, or dispossessed, but are you sure there is no one there who feels unwanted, deprived of affection? ”- Mother Teresa

“ There are some people who, in order not to pray use as an excuse the fact that life is so hectic that it prevents us from praying. This cannot be. Prayer does not demand that we interrupt our work, but that we continue working as if it were a prayer. It is not necessary to always be in meditation, nor to consciously experience the sensation that we are talking to God, no matter how nice that would be. What matters is being with Him, living in Him, in His will. To love with a pure heart, to love everybody, especially to live the poor, is a twenty-four hour prayer. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family. ”- Mother Teresa

“ There is no key to happiness; the door is always open ”- Mother Teresa

“ God has created us to love and to be loved, and this is the beginning of prayer-to know that He loves me, that I have been created for greater things. ”- Mother Teresa

“ A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. ”- Mother Teresa

“ When you know how much God is in love with you then you can only live your life radiating that love. ”- Mother Teresa

“ When you have nothing left but God,you have more than enough to start over again. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness. ”- Mother Teresa

“ One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Silence of the heart is necessary so you can hear God everywhere – in the closing of the door, in the person who needs you, in the birds that sing, in the flowers, in the animals. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I am nothing; I am but an instrument, a tiny pencil in the hands of the Lord with which He writes what he likes. However imperfect we are, he writes beautifully. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things. ”- Mother Teresa

“ What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Love has no meaning if it isn’t shared. We have been created for greater things – to love and to be loved… To love a person without any conditions, without any expectations. Small things, done in great love, bring joy and peace. To love, it is necessary to give. To give, it is necessary to be free from selfishness. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I trust that God wouldn’t give me more than I can handle. I just wish he didn’t have such faith in me. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own power. Your self-sufficiency, your selfishness and your intellectual pride will inhibit His coming to live in your heart because God cannot fill what is already full. It is as simple as that. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. ”- Mother Teresa

“ To Almighty God, it’s not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. Love is not measured by how much we do; love is measured by how much love we put in; how much it is hurting us in loving. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. ”- Mother Teresa

“ It is very important that children learn from their fathers and mothers how to love one another- not in the school, not from the teacher, but from you. It is very important that you share with your children the joy of that smile. There will be misunderstandings; every family has its cross, its suffering. Always be the first to forgive with a smile. Be cheerful, be happy. ”- Mother Teresa

“ God does not create poverty; we do, because we do not share. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy. ”- Mother Teresa

“ No matter how tired you are, no matter how physically exhausting this work may be, it’s beautiful to bring a smile into someone’s life, to care for someone in need. What greater joy can there be? ”- Mother Teresa

“ There are so many religions and each one has its different ways of following God. I follow Christ: ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do not worry about why problems exist in the world – just respond to people’s needs. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal. ”- Mother Teresa

“ There is much suffering in the world – physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The beginning of prayer is silence. If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks. And to be able to see that silence, to be able to hear God we need a clean heart; for a clean heart can see God, can hear God, can listen to God; and then only from the fullness of our heart can we speak to God. But we cannot speak unless we have listened, unless we have made that connection with God in the silence of our heart. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We must make our homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Live simply so others may simply live. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do you want to be great? Pick up a broom and sweep the floor. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Never be so busy as not to think of others. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Ordinary Extraordinary, Ordinary Things, Changing The World ”- Mother Teresa

“ Life is a dream, realize it ”- Mother Teresa

“ Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you can’t do great things, do little things with great love. If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway. ”- Mother Teresa

“ In the developed countries there is a poverty of intimacy, a poverty of spirit, of loneliness, of lack of love. There is no greater sickness in the world today than that one. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure as long as you have done your best. ”- Mother Teresa

“ You must give what will cost you something. This, then, is not just giving what you can live without but what you can’t live without or don’t want to live without, something you really like. Then your gift becomes a sacrifice, which will have value before God. Any sacrifice is useful if it is done out of love. This giving until it hurts – this sacrifice – is what I call love in action. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Your true character Is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘Nothing’ for you ”- Mother Teresa

“ God didn’t call me to be successful, He called me to be faithful. ”- Mother Teresa

“ 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. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We cannot condemn or judge or pass words that will hurt people. We don’t know in what way God is appearing to that soul and what God is drawing that soul to; therefore, who are we to condemn anybody? ”- Mother Teresa

“ People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another. ”- Mother Teresa

“ It is not the magnitude of our actions, but the amount of love that is put into them that matters. ”- Mother Teresa

“ What we sometimes consider a stumbling block is rather a rock we can step on. ”- Mother Teresa

“ At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in. ”- Mother Teresa

“ On the British Royal Divorce (Charles and Dianna). She is such a sad soul. It is good that it is over. Nobody was happy anyhow. I know I should preach family love and unity, but in their case. . . . ”- Mother Teresa

“ The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn’t learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling or being unwanted, uncared for, deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love and charity, the terrible indifference towards one’s neighbor who lives at the roadside, the victim of exploitation, corruption, poverty, and disease. ”- Mother Teresa

“ It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you. ”- Mother Teresa

“ God gives us things to share, God doesn’t give us things to hold. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Small things done with great love will change the world. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If each of us would only sweep our own doorstep, the whole World would be clean. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We have only today. Let us begin ”- Mother Teresa

“ Loneliness is the leprosy of the modern world. ”- Mother Teresa

“ One filled with joy preaches without preaching. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. ”- Mother Teresa

“ May today be peace within. May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be… May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you… May you be content knowing you are a child of God… Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love. It is there for each and every one of you. ”- Mother Teresa

“ There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Life is an adventure, dare it. ”- Mother Teresa

“ But if Your Tongue is Positive, The World will Love you. ”- Mother Teresa

“ God has identified himself with the hungry, the sick, the naked, the homeless; hunger not only for bread, but for love, for care, to be somebody to someone; nakedness, not for clothing only, but nakedness of that compassion that very few people give to the unknown; homelessness, not only just for a shelter made from stone but for that homelessness that comes from having no one to call your own. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. ”- Mother Teresa

“ None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful. ”- Mother Teresa

“ May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The highest form of worship is to find the least among you and treat them like Jesus. ”- Mother Teresa

“ God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try. ”- Mother Teresa

“ You can pray while you work. Work doesn’t stop prayer and prayer doesn’t stop work. It requires only that small raising of the mind to him: I love you God, I trust you, I believe in you, I need you now. Small things like that. They are wonderful prayers. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I will never tire of repeating this: what the poor need the most is not pity but love. They need to feel respect for their human dignity, which is neither less nor different from the dignity of any other human being. ”- Mother Teresa

“ People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. ”- Mother Teresa

“ God speaks in the silence of the heart, and we listen. And then we speak to God from the fullness of our heart, and God listens. And this listening and this speaking is what prayer is meant to be. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The greatest good is what we do for others. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you have a sick or lonely person at home, be there. Maybe just to hold a hand, maybe just to give a smile, that is the greatest, the most beautiful work. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less. ”- Mother Teresa

“ We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world. ”- Mother Teresa

“ People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at at all. Do it for peace. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ”- Mother Teresa

“ I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. And peace begins with a smile. ”- Mother Teresa

“ It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. ”- Mother Teresa

“ There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Love is proved by deeds; the more they cost us, the greater the proof of our love. ”- Mother Teresa

“ These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest. ”- Mother Teresa

“ The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective. ”- Mother Teresa

“ Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. ”- Mother Teresa

“ If your Eyes are Positive, You will Love the World. ”- Mother Teresa