From Mother Teresa – I will never forget the experience I had in visiting a home where they kept all the old parents of sons and daughters who had put them into an institution and perhaps forgotten them….

These old people had everything – good food, comfortable place, television, everything, but everyone was looking towards the door. And I did not see a single one with a smile on the face. I turned to sister and asked “why are they not smiling?” I’m so used to seeing the smile on our people, even the dying ones. Sister said “this is the way it is nearly every day.” “They’re expecting, they are hoping that a son or daughter will come to visit them.”

 It is this neglect to love that brings spiritual poverty. -Mother Teresa

From The Joy of Loving: Mother  Teresa.

Compiled by Jaya Chalika and Edward Le Joly.

Shared by Paulette Motzko on January 10th 2017 

11:02 p.m.

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