Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Well beings 1

Mother Teresa's chair
I was particularly moved to see two chairs exhibited at a crammed room next to Mother Teresa's tomb. One was labeled as her regular wooden stool which she used to sit while working in her office. The other, a cushioned chair which she always refused to sit at work, at least not until when she was in great pain in her last ailing year.

She sat on that cushioned chair briefly for one last time on the morning of 5 september 1997. On the same day at 9.30pm, she peacefully passed away. Her last word: " Love one another as I have always loved you."

Another sentence also caught my teary eyes when I read from the exhibition material. I could hear her voice calling the world afar... " What you cannot do, I can. What you can do, I cannot. But together we can do beautiful things for God."

I got out of Mother House through the entrance where I was led in. The signboard, next to the door, made such a great impact on me. It read: MOTHER TERESA. IN.

I knew she still is. I could tell from the faces of those nuns and devotees.

The miracle of faith and selfless compassion


ac said...


maybe, in your last paragraph, you should say, she 'is 'still in...

Vancelee Teng said...

thanks for your comments. I think it works well too if the verb is in present form. I will change it to what your recommended.

ac said...

-) .I was also just came back from India trip not long ago.Planned to go the Mother house but due to some reasons not able to. Nevertheless, I has seen Mother Terasa's kindness in one Kolkota lady who has help me.

By the way, love your blog.

Vancelee Teng said...

thanks for visiting my blog : )