In a tumultuous and ever-changing world, it seems that it is becoming more difficult to find a life of meaning and service that can rise above the noise and distractions of the selfish times in which we live.
Find Your Own Calcutta brings to light the great example of Mother Teresa and others who have found a life of joy and meaning in reaching out to those in need. They are simple examples we can all follow in finding our true calling in the service of others.
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Find Your Own Calcutta opens our eyes to realizing that we all are within reach of someone who we can serve. We don’t have to travel across the world or give large sums of money to be effective and love others. It starts with a simple decision to become aware of those around us and take action. We were all born to love and serve others as God originally planned. One simple act of kindness, when done with intention, has a ripple effect much greater than we’ll ever know. Just like a small pebble tossed into a still pond, kindness spreads through others and creates a sense of hope; a hope that can be multiplied. Instead of searching for your own Calcutta, realize that you live within it and true service does not require recognition. There’s never a perfect time to begin and action always speaks louder than words. Decide today. And as Bill consistently and lovingly shares within the book, let us begin now. Lisa Jennett Wood, Asheville , NC
Bill Murdock has written a number of inspirational books over the years. “Find Your Own Calcutta” just might be one of his finest. His latest offering came quite naturally, for it was the beautiful Christian example of Mother Teresa of Calcutta who provided much of the inspiration for Murdock’s work. One of the most beloved and important religious figures of our time, her life of service to the poorest of the poor — no matter what obstacles might occur — was a guiding principle for Murdock’s dedication to helping those less fortunate. Her mission was to serve and free the downtrodden from hunger, pain and suffering. A seed was sown from a letter to Mother Teresa in which Murdock asked for guidance. “Never think that any action for someone in need is not much,” she replied. “Always start with the person nearest to you.” That simple seed would produce a bountiful harvest in a life devoted to helping others and years later would become the genesis of “Finding Your Own Calcutta.” It was a treatise on how all of us have the power to change the lives of those around us. As executive director of the non-profit Eblen Charities, Murdock has helped thousands of families in need across western North Carolina. He has followed the guidelines and principles set forth by this humble servant, thinking big to spread hope one person at a time. His book illustrates how Mother Teresa taught us by her example what it really means to “live” the Gospel, and is a strong testament to her humanity and faith. It also serves as an instructional manual on how those simple principles can guide us as we work to change our lives, our community, and the lives of those around us. Much more than a philosophical study, this book is an inspirational call to action, challenging the way we think and live. It can help each of us find our own Calcutta. - Mike Mooneyham, Charleston, S.C.