Mother Teresa more human, more heroic

Mother Teresa was always a mystery to me – she was too perfect. Do you remember the times you tried to pick holes in her. You saw some of her remarks, like “a family that prays together, stays together”, as too facile, too doctrinaire.

Recent revelations that the Mother went through a dark period, a lapse of faith perhaps, make her only too human and likeable. To tend to the lepers, poor, and other people on the margin in the slums of Calcutta is a fire test for any believer.

It is saintly for a Catholic to follow Christ’s example and attend selflessly to those on the margin. That Mother Teresa continued with her mission, despite the challenges to her faith, is heroic, to say the least.

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