from May 6, 2008
Book Notes: Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, ed. by Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C.
In a way, as you read the book, it might make you wonder why it seems so complicated to lead the church in these changing times. Is it really as complicated as we make it out to be? We spend a lot of time making sure we have the right tools, the right programs, the right answers, before we make a move. In reality – I wonder if that search for the “right” things are really excuses not to do what we know God is calling us to do, because we fear the cost will be more than we want to pay? Just a question…. Even though the logistics of starting the Missionaries of Charity and nurturing it and leading it as it expanded had it’s own challenges, the task was very simple: to quench Jesus’ thirst by ministering to the poorest of the poor and unseen no matter who they were or where they were.
I highly recommend this book to anyone, clergy or not, who wants to think more about what God is calling you, or your church, to do.
Leave a Reply