A Simple Path

A Simple Path

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by Mother Teresa
     
 

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Known around the globe for her indefatigable work on behalf of the poor, the sick, and the dying, Mother Teresa has devoted her life to giving hope to the hopeless in more than one hundred and twenty countries. She inspires us all to find a way to translate our spiritual beliefs into action in the world. How has one woman accomplished so much? And what are the

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Known around the globe for her indefatigable work on behalf of the poor, the sick, and the dying, Mother Teresa has devoted her life to giving hope to the hopeless in more than one hundred and twenty countries. She inspires us all to find a way to translate our spiritual beliefs into action in the world. How has one woman accomplished so much? And what are the guiding principles that have enabled this humble nun to so profoundly effect the lives of millions?
Now, in her own words, Mother Teresa shares the thoughts and experiences that have led her to do her extraordinary charitable work. A candid look at her everyday life—at the very simplicity and self-sacrifice that give her the strength to move mountains—A Simple Path gives voice to the remarkable spirit who has dedicated her life to the poorest among us.
Just as important as her beliefs are how they are put into action in the world, and A Simple Path also tells the story of the founding of the Missionaries of Charity, their purpose and practice, and the results of their tireless work. Through faith, surrender, and prayer, the missionaries live to serve others; they have improved the lives of countless souls and given dignity to the dying. Their mission has also produced a ripple effect, spreading human compassion to communities where there is need.
Through these examples, as well as the uplifting words and guiding prayers of Mother Teresa and those who work with her, everyone can learn how to walk the simple path that Mother Teresa has laid out for us, to help create a truly kinder world for the future.
A Simple Path is a unique spiritual guide for Catholics and non-Catholics alike: full of wisdom and hope from the one person who has given us the greatest model of love in action in our time.

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We have all been created for greater things — to love and to be loved. Love is love — to love a person without any conditions, without any expectations. Works of love are works of peace and purity. Works of love are always a means of Becoming closer to God, so the more we help each other, the more we really love God better by loving each other. Jesus very clearly said, 'Love one another as I have loved you,' Love in action is what gives us grace. We pray and, if we are able to love with a whole heart, then we will see the need. Those who are unwanted, unloved, and uncared for become just a throwaway of society -that's why we must really make everybody feel wanted.

"There is something else to remember — that this kind of love begins at home. We cannot give to the outside what we don't have on the inside. This is very important. If I can't see God's love in my brother and sister then how can I see that love in somebody else? How can I give it to somebody else? Everybody has got some good. Some hide it, some neglect it, but it is there."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345397454
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
78,634
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

Mother Teresa, born 1910 in Yugoslavia, went to Loreto Abbey, Dublin, in 1928 and from there to India to begin her novitiate.  She taught geography at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta from 1929 to 1948 before becoming especially interested in helping the poor.  She started her own order, the Missionaries of Charity, in 1950.  She has won many awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, and has founded hundreds of homes throughout the world.

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Simple Path 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was great! this is the first book i'd read about Mother Teresa, and it is the type of book that you read once then go back to studt it! i reccomend this book to all Christians, every one will love it. it made me think about life , and that's what a good book is all about!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a compelling story of Jesus commandment to Love your neighbor as yourself. She went well beyond that loving beyond love. The writing is engaging and I could not put the book down.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is a piece of junk. It is an advise to people who want to go around the world and baptize the innocents by lure or deceit. Not any wise words. To get a better idea of what she really is read Christopher Hitchens book :'the missionary position....'