Mother Teresa – An Icon Who Questioned Her Faith

Mother Teresa, born in August 1910 and died in September 1997.  She made it her life’s mission to care for the extremely poor and the dying people of India and all over the world.  She headed the operations of over 600 missions  spread across 123 countries which employed the services of well over 4000 sisters and 300 brotherhood members. As she gained notoriety across the world she gained numerous awards as well as the “The Nobel Peace Prize” for her services to mankind.

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At some point during her life it was claimed that she actually enjoyed seeing people suffer, that she actually got pleasure out of it.  It was also claimed that she withheld critical funds that would have help the suffering of those needing medical attention. That she was accused of neglect and abuse, that, she must have been somehow possessed.  Whether this is true or not, it must be stated that her fame and close associations with presidents and powerful bodies may have had a part to play.

If this is true, then it is evident that there is no such thing as perfection, that people are easily swayed and should be resolute in their commitment to love and generosity.  She was heavily criticised for her methods as it often caused more harm than good.

One of her quotes “the most beautiful gift for a person is that he can participate in the sufferings of Christ”, is not something I personally agree with.  But amidst all this negativity, she has achieved great success in helping the needy, albeit, she may have had a dark streak. – A demonstration of how easy it is to be led astray.

She may well be a demonstration of “getting lost”, not being fully intuned to the positive vibrations of her spirituality.  She questioned her faith and appeared confused and frustrated, she stated “Where is my faith? Even deep down … there is nothing but emptiness and darkness … If there be God—please forgive me.”….Perhaps her lack of spiritual connection had turned her good intentions into a negative force of evil.

Hell’s Angel: Mother Teresa by Christopher Hitchens (1 of 3)
– thought provoking

Hell’s Angel: Mother Teresa by Christopher Hitchens (2 of 3)

Hell’s Angel: Mother Teresa by Christopher Hitchens (3 of 3)