Mother Teressa didnt believe in God reveals a new book

The smile, she writes, is a mask or a cloak that covers everything. Similarly, she wonders whether she is engaged in verbal deception. “I spoke as if my very heart was in love with God tender, personal love, she remarks to an adviser. If you were there you would have said, What hypocrisy.”
Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1655415,00.html

Time magazine, which reviewed the book, says the letters, many of them preserved against her wishes (she had requested that they be destroyed but was overruled by her church), reveal that for the last nearly half a century of her life she felt no presence of God whatsoever or, as the book’s compiler and editor, the Rev Brian Kolodiejchuk, writes, neither in her heart or in the eucharist.

“If there be God — please forgive me. When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul,” she wrote.

“How painful is this unknown pain — I have no Faith.”

The letters paint an astonishing alternate portrait of the nun revered for her selflessness and serenity. In reality, she was tortured for decades by her inability to feel even the smallest glimmer of the Lord’s presence.

She felt abandoned by Christ, referred to Jesus as “the Absent One,” and called her own smile “a mask.”

In the 1960s, after receiving a prize, she wrote, “This means nothing to me, because I don’t have Him.”


In one particularly revealing letter to a spiritual confidant, she writes, Jesus has a very special love for you. As for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great that I look and do not see, listen and do not hear. That letter is written just 11 weeks after she delivered her Nobel Peace Prize address in which she repeatedly invokes Christ. The two statements are extravagantly dissonant, says Time.

A startling portrait in self-contradiction that one of the great human icons of the past 100 years, whose remarkable deeds seemed inextricably connected to her closeness to God and who was routinely observed in silent and seemingly peaceful prayer by her associates as well as the television camera, was living out a very different spiritual reality privately, an arid landscape from which the deity had disappeared, the reviewer observed.

The book is not a hatchet job. The author, Rev Brian Kolodiejchuk, a senior Missionaries of Charity member, is her postulator, responsible for petitioning for her sainthood and collecting the supporting materials.

The innocuously titled Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, consisting primarily of correspondence between the Mother and her confessors and superiors over a period of 66 years, offers new insights into the tortured mind of a saint.

9 thoughts on “Mother Teressa didnt believe in God reveals a new book

  1. Veeru వీరు

    Opussmd:
    WOW I was expecting atleast one of us say that.. iam glad u did that

    Heart (Twinkle toes):
    Thanks to u 2…..

  2. ♥ Allahs Creation ♥

    My Dear brother……..(A)..“I spoke as if my very heart was in love with God tender, personal love, she remarks to an adviser.”…..(a)..Sometimes “God” touches us and we do not feel this..sometimes we ask for things and we think God does not listen..but..AT THE END WE WILL SEE….ohhhhh my brother you better beleive God he controled her life and mine and yours………………..(B)..”How painful is this unknown pain — I have no Faith.”…(b)..The way this world is now its hard to keep your faith..and she might have thought she lost it…but God he always makes us see the light again……………(C).”The letters paint an astonishing alternate portrait of the nun revered for her selflessness and serenity. In reality, she was tortured for decades by her inability to feel even the smallest glimmer of the Lord’s presence.”………….(c)..”selflessness and serenity” are the two main words in this sentence..Good Deeds can never be done without reward..reporters have way with words..”smallest glimmer”..she has the “Glorious Glimmer”..she has the HEAVENS to look forward to…………………………………………………………..(D)In the 1960s, after receiving a prize, she wrote, “This means nothing to me, because I don’t have Him.”……………….(d)We DONT HAVE “GOD”….MY DEAR BROTHER….GOD HAS US….AMEN……MY DEAR BROTHER THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW THE NATION THAT SHE WAS NOT “GOD” A HUMAN BEING…AND WITHOUT MAYBE HER KNOWLEDGEMENT SHE WAS A GIFT TO US FROM GOD..AND WITH THIS DOCUMENTARY IN YOUR BLOG…GOD IS STILL USING HER AND OTHERS TO SHOW ALL OF US…WHEN YOU THINK HE IS NOT LISTENING..YOU BETTER BELEIVE HE IS…GOD BLESS US ALL…..

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