"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want." -- Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Today is a day of mourning. We remember the victims of the violence of 9/11 and also James Pullion, a tireless defender of the unborn who was murdered today while peacefully spreading the truth about abortion.
It is a day to reflect and question the violence that seems to have become an identifying mark of life in America. Violence within our borders, within our neighborhoods, within our families.
But God's people are exhorted to sustain a spirit of hope and joy in the midst of tragedy; and who better to speak to a nation on the subject of it's suffering than Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
I thought it fitting to share a link to the speech that Mother Teresa gave specifically to the United States at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, February 3, 1994. She speaks to our suffering hearts and offers the solution to our broken communities and families. You can read it here:
Text of "Whatsoever You Do..."
(There is also an audio link of the talk in MP3 format linked at the beginning of the text.)
Photo is of Mother Teresa cradling an armless baby orphan at her orphanage in Calcutta, India, 1978. Taken by photographer Eddie Adams.