Ever since Mother Teresa was officially canonized a saint, her wisdom never gets old. Her deep prayer life made her a pathway of heavenly graces and her words seemed to always get right at the center of an issue.

Any time we remember her canonization, below are five enduring quotes that stand out and also provide spiritual food to feast on.

“Anywhere I see somebody dying, I pick him up. Anywhere I find somebody hungry, I give him food. He can love and be loved. I don’t look at his color, neither do I look at his religion nor look at anything. Cause, every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother or my sister.”

“Love starts at home, and it is not how much we love, but how much love we put in the action that we do.”

“Be kind to everyone in your homes. Be kind to those around you. I prefer that you make mistakes in kindness rather than that you work miracles in unkindness. Mostly just for one word, one look, one quick action, and darkness fills the heart of the one we love.”

“One fateful day I met a lady who was dying of cancer in a most miserable condition. And I told her, I say, ‘You know, this miserable pain is only the kiss of Jesus which a sign that you have come so close to Jesus on the cross so that he can kiss you.’ And she put her hands together and said, ‘Mother Teresa, please tell Jesus to stop kissing me.’”

“We ourselves often feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if the drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be small because of the missing drop.”

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