A patient Patient

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation and its many responsibilities.  Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
And, O God, while you are Jesus my patient, deign also to be to me a patient Jesus, bearing with my faults, looking only to my intention, which is to love and serve you in the person of each of your sick.
Lord, increase my faith bless my effort and work, now and forevermore.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 1910-1997
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Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

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  1. Reblogged this on How do I live thee? and commented:
    This blogger posts a reading from a faithful person of the past or present, such as Mother Teresa or Martin Luther, along with a related quote from the Gospel. The blog is reflective, not preachy. I will be following it.
    Therese

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