Mother Teresa and the Man Covered in Worms

Today I want to share a story that has inspired me to no end. I can’t forget this story.

I love Mother Teresa. She is one of my heroes, and it’s because she lived such a selfless life for Jesus. I am a far cry from that. I also noticed, in reading about her, that she had some of the same struggles I have: heart troubles and shoulder problems. If you see footage of her, her shoulders were all hunched over as she walks. But she didn’t let that stand in her way or take center stage, and I don’t need to either.


So here’s the story, from the book No Greater Love, by Mother Teresa.

“One day I picked up a man from the gutter. His body was covered with worms. I brought him to our house, and what did this man say? He did not curse. He did not blame anyone. He just said, “I’ve lived like an animal in the street, but I’m going to die like an angel, loved and cared for!”

It took us three hours to clean him. Finally, the man looked up at the sister and said, “Sister, I’m going home to God.” And then he died. I’ve never seen such a radiant smile on a human face as the one I saw on the man’s face. he went home to God. See what love can do! It is possible that young sister did not think about it at the moment, but she was touching the body of Christ. Jesus said so when He said, “As often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me”  (Matthew 25:40). And this is where you and I fit into God’s plan.”   page 23-24

What a touching story! Okay, I’m off to take care of the four little charges entrusted to me. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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