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Mother Teresa: Suffering | Will Power quote 65

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“Suffering can become a means to greater love and greater generosity.”

Mother Teresa

When we’re faced with suffering, we can choose to:

  • Respond with anger, or
  • Respond with acceptance.

If we choose to accept, our capacity for love and generosity grows.

Suffering can lead to compassion, empathy and a renewed commitment to helping the less fortunate. We can show kindness and mercy, even in the face of extreme adversity.

About Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun and missionary of Albanian origin. She dedicated her life to helping the poor, sick, orphans, and dying by founding the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950.

Her charitable works inspired millions of people around the world and her message of “love for all” transcended political, religious and cultural boundaries. Her incredible compassion and selfless service earned her numerous honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Care to alleviate suffering?

The suffering we have experienced and seen can be our bridge to serving others with love and generosity. Besides giving the gift of your time and current charitable donations, you can make philanthropy part of your legacy.

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