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MOTHER TERESA’S HUMILITY LIST

1. Speak as little as possible about yourself.

2. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others.

3. Avoid curiosity.

4. Do not interfere in the affairs of others.

5. Accept small irritations with good humor.

6. Do not dwell on the faults of others.

7. Accept censures even if unmerited.

8. Give in to the will of others.

9. Accept insults and injuries.

10. Accept contempt, being forgotten and disregarded.

11. Be courteous and delicate even when provoked by someone.

12. Do not seek to be admired and loved.

13. Do not protect yourself behind your own dignity.

14. Give in, in discussions, even when you are right.

15. Choose always the more difficult task.

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Dan and Phil were mentioned in a topic of how it’s important for young men to talk about their feelings or if anything isn’t going well

Mornings - 26 August
with Wendy Harmer (but Wendy Harmer was sick today so it was someone else) on 702 ABC Sydney

PS. Can we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE band together and make Dan and Phil notice that they were mentioned this morning on the radio and in this topic of conversation specifically :) I’m sure they’d be really happy and flattered

I worry some of you still have not really met Jesus — one to one — you and Jesus alone.  We may spend time in chapel — but have you seen with the eyes of your soul how he looks at you with love?  Do you really know the living Jesus — not from books but from being with him in your heart?  Have you heard the loving words he speaks to you?

Ask for the grace; he is longing to give it.  Until you can hear Jesus in the silence of your own heart, you will not be able to hear him saying, “I thirst” in the hearts of the poor.  Never give up this daily intimate contact with Jesus as the real living person — not just the idea.  How can we last even one day without hearing Jesus say, “I love you” — impossible.  Our soul needs that as much as the body needs to breathe the air.  If not, prayer is dead — meditation only thinking.  Jesus wants you each to hear him — speaking in the silence of your heart.

Be careful of all that can block that personal contact with the living Jesus.  The devil may try to use the hurts of life, and sometimes our own mistakes, to make you feel it is impossible that Jesus really loves you, is really cleaving to you.  This is a danger for all of us.  And so sad, because it is completely opposite of what Jesus is really wanting, waiting to tell you.  Not only that he loves you, but even more — he longs for you.  He misses you when you don’t come close.  He thirsts for you. He loves you always, even when you don’t feel worthy.

When not accepted by others, even by yourself sometimes — he is the one who always accepts you.  My children, you don’t have to be different for Jesus to love you.  Only believe — you are precious to him.  Bring all you are suffering to his feet — only open your heart to be loved by him as you are.  He will do the rest.

—  Mother Teresa of Calcutta

We have power… Our power isn’t in a political system, or a religious system, or in an economic system, or in a military system; these are authoritarian systems… they have power… but it’s not reality. The power of our intelligence, individually or collectively IS the power; this is the power that any industrial ruling class truly fears: clear coherent human beings. ~ John Trudell