Known for Her Love

Known for Her Love by myles munroe
July 15

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, whom the world has come to know as Mother Teresa, was born in Skopje, Macedonia. From the time she was a girl, she felt her life’s purpose was to serve God full-time.

 

When she was eighteen, she became a nun and went to India with the Sisters of Loreto and taught in a Catholic high school for many years. Her life’s purpose and passion crystallized as she felt called by God to help “the poorest of the poor” and devoted herself to bring hope, dignity, healing, and education to the needy in Calcutta—those whom other people dismissed as being either beyond help or not worthy of it.

 

Mother Teresa started her own order called “The Missionaries of Charity” and became internationally recognized for her selfless humanitarian work. Her passion to help others led her to identify totally with them: she became a citizen of India and always kept her vow of poverty, even when she became famous. Her work expanded beyond India to other nations of the world, influencing hundreds of thousands of people to join in her vision. She believed in the difference that one person could make in the world, saying, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”

 

Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and continued her work until her death in 1997.

 

Mother Teresa encouraged others not to wait for well-known leaders to do a job but to follow their visions. By acting when there was a real need and doing what she personally could do to help, Mother Teresa became a leader herself. She influenced numerous others to awaken their own visionary gifts and, in so doing, multiplied her effectiveness thousands of times over.

 

Prayer:
Father, You are a God of love. Help me to be remembered for doing acts motivated out of love for You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

Thought: Believe in the difference that you can make in the world.

Reading: Psalm 13–15; Acts 19:21–41

 

-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)