Mother Teresa

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Through dedication, hard work, a loving nature, and vast accomplishments, Mother Teresa has proven herself to be a world leader. In August 1948, at the age of 38, Mother Teresa decided to adventure into the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta, India, in order to live out her utopian dream. She provided food care, education, and shelter for the poor. She fed the people with the word of God; clothed them with dignity; and educated them with knowledge, peace, truth, justice and love. She nursed the mind and spirit and sheltered them with a heart that understands. She believed in serving the poorest of the poor.

Mother Teresa taught that the best way to live a simple life is by giving up all you have and joining those that suffer physically and finacially. She says, "When all you got is all you've got, all that is left is to be yourself and you can only receive and that in a sense, is why the poor are blessed because they know what really matters".

(M.T. Simple) If a simple life helps one to know yourself better than it can also help you discover the natural law. (M.T. Simple) Mother Teresa said "Poverty is a wonderful gift because it gives us freedom, it means we have fewer obstacles to God." (M.T. Simple) Mother Teresa believed a simple life can also create happiness.

One of Mother Teresa's most renowned messages, "Do not do great things, do little things with a lot of love". (M.T. Gift) She told all to "love until it hurts". (M.T. Gift) Mother Teresa stated, "The hunger for love is more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. Without love, the rich are left starving for attention, shivering from loneliness, and desperate for attention, surrounded by their mighty possessions, but condemed to live with empty hearts." (Rohel) Mother Teresa was not here to change the world, but to give a little love.

Mother Teresa loved people so much that she was willing to suffer physically. She treated people daily who had deadly contagious diseases, but that did not stop her. Mother Teresa felt that it was necessary to suffer in order to understand the destitute around her. Mother Teresa believed that "suffering can become means to greater love and greater generosity" (M.T. Gift) She wanted everyone to find the joy in suffering. Each day was a tremendous struggle. But she continued to smile. Her joy in poverty helped others see the beauty in their own lives and taught them to appreciate their struggles and blessings. She believed suffering also seems to make you appreciate the good things in life. This in return helped create much happiness in her community.

The poor did not become richer and inequality in society did not become subside, but perhaps she gave someone self esteem and love they needed to change the poor people's situation. It did create happiness for herself and those in her community. Mother Teresa has changed the lives of many poor people and has given them a new chance at life. This is the key to peace and a good world leader's goal.