Saturday, September 03, 2016

A Saint for Our Time

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

This weekend, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, confirming her as St. Teresa. It's a big day.

The Roman Catholic Church certainly has its woes. But it also commands continuing worldwide interest and attention, as noted in this NRO article by Kevin Williamson, himself a Catholic convert.

Even on the cusp of sainthood, Mother Teresa has her critics; don't we all? I sometimes wonder how much her detractors have done for the poor and needy among us. Then I realize that she was too busy doing her good work to care about what others thought or said. That's an important lesson in any era, but especially so in our own self-absorbed times.