Mother Theresa: An Epitome of God's Love and Mercy
During church services, I can listen to several sermons and preaching of our pastors and teachers. Each Sunday meeting would mean restoration in my life because of His words I received. These eventually helped me strengthen my faith in God and guided me to live according to His will.
Numerous bible teachings would result in a happier and peaceful living if they were internalized. These are guiding principles on dealing with others considering a famous life's mantra, "Love your neighbors."
As I study God's words, He has mandated His people about the land laws from the moment He revealed these to the Israelites' ancestor, Moses. These ten commandments had been followed by His people religiously. As history unfolded, these laws have doubled and even tripled in numbers in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers, and then reiterated and added to in Deuteronomy. Most of the laws would require love for God and neighbors. According to these books, whosoever disobeyed the rules would be given punishment. A particular high priest of the tribe would offer an animal to cleanse the people's sins. This practice was authentic in the entire Old Testament.
Based on my perception, these laws were restructured into two primary directions. The first one reveals that love for God is the main essence. In the same manner, a person must love his brethren as much as he loves himself.
In Mark 12:30-31 tell these "30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' [a] 31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' [b] There is no commandment greater than these." (NIV)
Now, I would like to integrate the premises I cited in my reaction to the movie narrating the life of Mother Theresa as God's servant. According to biorgraphy.com, Mother Teresa was the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. it was a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. In the 20th Century's greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
She was an exemplar of unconditional love for others. She selflessly thought of others regardless of cultural and spiritual advocacies. She testified that the genuine ministry of God involves loving others.
In these trying times, I hope there would emerge as Mother Theresa in terms of genuine humanitarian services: those people who have already on the pedestal to reach the unreachable to extend hope. Indeed, this could be I. I can be a catalyst of change – in such a way that I would be able to live by the words of God: to love Him and my neighbors.