Heavenly Father, You created mankind in Your own image and You desire that not even the least among us should perish. In Your love for us, You entrusted Your only Son to the holy Virgin Mary. Now, in Your love, protect against the wickedness of the evil, those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life.
Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Love is doing small things with great love.
I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper’s wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?
Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.
Like Jesus we belong to the world living not for ourselves but for others. The joy of the Lord is our strength.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.
The dying, the cripple, the mental, the unwanted, the unloved– they are Jesus in disguise.
When once a chairman of a multinational company came to see me, to offer me a property in Bombay, he first asked: ?Mother, how do you manage your budget? I asked him who had sent him here. He replied: ?I felt an urge inside me.’ I said: other people like you come to see me and say the same. It was clear God sent you, Mr. A, as He sends Mr. X, Mrs. Y, Miss Z and they provide the material means we need for our work. The grace of God is what moved you. You are my budget. God sees to our needs, as Jesus promised. I accepted the property he gave and named it Asha Dan (Gift of Hope).
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
All of us must be saints in this world. Holiness is a duty for you and me. So let’s be saints and so give glory to the Father.
I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus, Love one another as I have Ask yourself How has he loved me? Do I really love others in the same way? Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love. Work without love is slavery.
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her.
But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child – murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even his life to love us. So the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love – that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts. By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.