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Home for The Dying, Heart for The Living: Mother Teresa's Journey.

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Home for The Dying, Heart for The Living: Mother Teresa's Journey By William Bangun It was 1947 when Mother Teresa decided that living in convent only was not enough for her to express the greatness of God's love. She was just taken a final vow as a nun 10 years before when she felt that she had to do more for the mos disadvantaged. She had had experience working amongst the poor since the age of eighteen, when she joined the Lorento Sisters in India. There, although born as Agnes "Gonxha" Bojaxhia in 1910, she chose to use the name "Sister Teresa", and from thereon she was known as Mother Teresa. From her home country Albania, she decided to serve herself entirely in one of the poorest countries in the world: India. ...read more.


People who are in the bottom of society could not go any further down for they have witness the darkest world others do not see. For the poor to keep their faith to God living is an act of ultimate love. For Mother Teresa then, to serve such community was simply a humble act of mercy on God's behalf. Putting her feet deep on the ground, she started devoting herself to the poor. First, she opened the first ever school for slum children in Calcutta. Shortly after in 1952, she opened a home for the dying called Nirmal Hriday of "Pure Hearts". She also founded home for babies, caring especially for disadvantaged children, and then she established a colony for lepers called Shanti Nagar, or "Home of Peace". ...read more.


Therefore she strongly opposed to abortion, as children were created in the image of God, for living and loving. Before she died in 1997, Mother Teresa received some awards for humanitarian work, including Noble Peace Prize in 1979. She said that such awards were given to her in the recognition of the presence of poverty in the world. The poor is not supposed to be ignored, they have to be served for such is the essence of God's love. We have to provide homes for the dying, meaning care for the most disadvantaged; and give our hearts for the living. Nobody deserves to feel unwanted; therefore when you know you are blessed with God's love, share it in acts of mercy and charity. __________________________ William Bangun Page 1 of 2 Home for The Dying, Heart for The Living ...read more.

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