the portrait of a saint


I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like,
but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us,
He will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’
rather He will ask,
‘How much love did you put into what you did?”

Mother Teresa

(photo A Photographic Record by Michael Collopy)

It matters not whether you are a fan of the Catholic Church.
It matter not whether you believe in saints and sinners…
It matters not if you are a fan or critic of this particular individual…

Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, a humble woman from Skopje, Albania was canonized yesterday…
To you and I, she was known simply as Mother Teresa.

I’ve written extensively about this tiny woman before…

the following link is more about the feet…

But what does exactly matter is that despite her detractors,

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Our spirit has an instinct for silence



“Our spirit has an instinct for silence.
Every soul innately yearns for stillness,
for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest,
and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence.
Not an emptiness but repletion.
A filling up.”

~ Anne D. LeClaire

~ Image by Miyako Koumura
Photo & text credit: ॐ Nature Heals, Nature Reveals ॐ

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