Monday, July 18, 2011

The greatest wealth

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. 

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home. 
Mother Theresa of Calcutta

In our world, we care a lot about  material wealth. We want better jobs to earn more money  to be able to send our children to the best schools and universities, to have a better house, a better car or to enhance our social relations.
 But we often forget the greatest of wealth, that which none can buy but it´s within our  hand reach: Love.
There is no more powerful force than. love. Everything is possible when you love and are loved.
Nevertheless to love is sometimes difficult, because it means sacrifice,dedication, giving up my own confort to seek out that of the other, to accept the others as they really are, not what we want them to be, and this is not always easy.
 But we are never richer than when we love and feel loved. It is the greatest joy.
 And as Mother Theresa said, let´s begin with those who are closer to us, our own family, those we share our lives with. And from there , the whole humankind will be our limit.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this quote from Mother Teresa. I admire her very much. We are so lucky to have such a great saint in our times.