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Keller: Be a servant to all mankind

When Mother Teresa walked into the room to greet the Reverend Billy Graham, he is quoted as saying, “I felt that I was indeed meeting a saint.”

Mother Teresa was raised in a family of wealth and prosperity who loved each other deeply. With all of that, she had a desire to do something for Jesus.

As a Catholic nun in Calcutta, she was loved by men and women of all faiths and men and women of no faith, not just Catholics. Why? Because there is simply nothing more attractive than holiness. Holiness is irresistible.

Former President Ronald Reagan once said that she served as a model of holiness, virtue and honesty.

She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Medal of Freedom and the United Nations Albert Schweitzer Prize. When she received the Nobel Peace Prize, the person presenting the award said, “It must be a struggle working in Calcutta, the capital of poverty.”

“No,” she replied. “I just share Jesus with them and that’s the most important thing. I would struggle here in New York with all the spiritual poverty.”

She accomplished all of this by embracing the Gospel message of Jesus. She became great among many throughout the world by being a servant to all mankind.

Mother Teresa has always been one of the most admired persons in my lifetime. She will be remembered as one of the most important women in history.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084 or call (985) 652-8477.