Monday, August 16, 2010

Spiritual Advice from Mother Teresa

These are valuable spiritual notes that I am taking with me into this new school all our outside activities as well as here at home....most importantly here at home.
Mother Teresa reportedly gave her Sisters the following rules to follow in order to practice humility:
  • Speak as little as possible about yourself; Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others;
  • Avoid curiosity;
  • Do not interfere in the affairs of others;
  • Accept small irritations with good humor;
  • Do not dwell on the faults of others;
  • Accept censures even if unmerrited;
  • Give in to the will of others;
  • Accept insults and injuries;
  • Accept contempt, being forgotten and disregarded;
  • Be courteous and delicate even when provoked by someone;
  • Do not seek to be admired and loved;
  • Do not protect yourself behind your own dignity;
  • Give in, in discussions even when you are right;
  • Choose always the more difficult task
(HT: Lisa)
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Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.

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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 own weakness.

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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.

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