What One Can Learn from Mother Teresa?
Mother Teresa is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest people of the 20th century – there is hardly anyone who hasn’t at least heard her name. Coming into life as a member of a very average Albanian family, she ended as the leader of a vast charity organization that, in the course of the 20th century, managed to alleviate inconceivable amounts of pain and suffering first in India and then all over the world. Some people say that she is the only true Nobel Peace Prize laureate, for all the others cannot even come close to be compared with her. Speaking of these terms, she is one of the peace heroes of the century and, possibly, of the history in general.
Nevertheless, although being an image of a faithful Catholic on the outside, for the most part of her life she felt excruciating doubts concerning her faith. Someone may consider it to be an argument against her, but for me it is another reason to praise Mother Teresa – being in constant doubt herself, she still was brave enough to continue her service and bring help and consolation to the ones who suffered. For, after all, what we do is more important than what we think while doing, and if our thoughts do not interfere with any actual positive activity, it is not possible to denounce this activity for being done in an inappropriate mood.
All in all, I think that Mother Teresa is and will be one of the most important figures of the past century. Looking at her life, one can learn to be brave and do what he must do no matter what.