Let’s talk about a contemporary saint today, a day between the feast days of two of the earliest saints, St. Patrick and St. Joseph.
Saint Teresa of Calcutta, India died on September 5, 1997 at the age of 87. Mother Teresa was canonized September 4, 2016 by Pope Francis. Who would have ever thought she would have attained such an influence in the whole world when she first began?
What did she have going for her? She was a tiny woman who began with the most meager of resources. Mother Teresa told her superiors, “I have three pennies and a dream from God to build an orphanage.”
“Mother Teresa,” her superiors said, “you can’t build an orphanage with three pennies. With three pennies you can’t do anything.”
“I know,” she said, smiling, “but with God and three pennies I can do anything.”
Mother Teresa understood the principle of the seed. It takes very little, but with the very little that is blessed by God — miracles occur. Jesus taught that if you have a strong faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. Mother Teresa did just that.
What mountain in YOUR life do you need God’s help to move?
FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS, BUT DON’T BE SURPRISED IF GOD HANDS YOU A SHOVEL!