“Do not wait for leaders;
do it alone, persons to person”
“I think today the world is upside down,
and is suffering so much because there is so very little
love in the home, and in family life. We have no time for our
children, we have no time for each other, there is no time to enjoy
“Love begins at home; love lives in homes, and that is why there is so
much suffering and so much unhappiness in the world today…
Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush,
anxious for greater developments and greater
riches and so on, so that children have very
little time for their parents. Parents have
very little time for each other, and
in the home begins the disruption
of the peace of the world.”
“I see God in every human being.
When I wash the laper’s wounds,
I feel I am nursing the Lord himself.
Is it not a beautiful experience?” … 1874 Interview.
“When I see waste here, I feel angry on the inside.
I don’t approve of myself getting angry. But it’s something
You can’t help after seeing Ethiopia” … Washington 1984.
“The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.”
“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.”
“There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for bread.”
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry,
naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted,
unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy
this kind of poverty.”
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
“I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get
for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand
pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God”.
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts,
There can be no more hurt, only more love.”
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but
I do not know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us,
He will NOT ask;
How many good things have you done in your life?,
rather he will ask,
How much LOVE did you put into what you did?”
“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty
than the person who has nothing to eat.”
“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
“God works are links that form a chain of love.”
ON SERVING GOD
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
“Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”
“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”
“I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.”
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle.
I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”
“Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.”
“There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point.
What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone’s house. That says enough.”
“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love”
“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.”
“Jesus is my God.
Jesus is my Husband.
Jesus is my Life.
Jesus is my only Love.
Jesus is my All.”
If you haven/t yet received Jesus into your heart, you can do it now by repeating this little prayer:
“Dear Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God and my Savior.
I need Your love to cleanse me from my mistakes and wrongdoings.
I need Your light to drive away all darkness.
I need Your peace to fill and satisfy my heart.
I now open the door of my heart and ask You to please come into
my life and give me Your gift of eternal life. Amen!”