What If We Were Christian?

Two quotes, both by Mother Saint Teresa of Calcutta, really struck me today. I would like to share them with you for your deep consideration and meditative, prayerful pondering:

Often we Christians constitute the worst obstacle for those who try to become closer to Christ; we often preach a gospel we do not live. This is the principle reason why people of the world don’t believe.

And . . .

In order to be Christians, we should resemble Christ, of this I am firmly convinced. Gandhi once said that if Christians lived according to their faith, there would be no more Hindus left in India. People expect us to be consistent without Christian life.

Let us practice what we preach, and walk our talk . . . And in so doing not be terribly shocked if this entails some radical changes in viewpoints, perspectives and our whole lifestyle. Amen?

saintteresa

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