Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Lamp

In one of the places in Melbourne, I visited an old man, whom nobody ever knew that he existed, and I saw his room, in a terrible state, and I wanted to clean his house, his room, and he kept on saying "I'm all right".  But I didn't say a word.  In  the end he allowed me.  There in that room was a beautiful lamp which had been covered with dirt for many years.  I asked him: "why do you not light the lamp?" - "For whom?" he said.   "No one comes for me, I don't need the lamp."  And I asked him: "Will you light the lamp if the Sisters come to see you?  He said, "Yes, if I hear a human voice, I will do it."  And the other day, he sent me word: "Tell my friend the light she has lighted in my life is still burning."  This is the people that we must know.  This is Jesus yesterday and today and tomorrow, and you and I must know who they are.
                                                                                -Mother Teresa

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