Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Deeds, Creeds, and Mother Teresa's Despair

Posted at Lighthouse Reserach Trails Project:
"We all belong to the same family. Hindus, Muslims and all peoples are our brothers and sisters. They too are the children of God." Mother Teresa, Words to Love By "We are supposed to preach without preaching not by words, but by our example, by our actions." Mother Teresa

"The first Reformation... was about creeds; this one's going to be about our deeds. The first one divided the church; this time it will unify the church." Rick Warren

...One of Teresa's many agonizing prayers.It seems so good! Who could question such sacrificial love? From the world's perspective, few have deserved the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize more than Mother Teresa. Ministering to the "poorest of the poor," she and her "sisters" -- the devoted Missionaries of Charity -- renounced all Western comforts to give themselves fully to the poor, sick and dying.Yet Mother Teresa's amazing ministry brings a sobering warning, for it illustrates the Church's growing tolerance -- even appreciation -- for interfaith compromise.

Her compassionate pluralism fits both the "emerging church" movement and the UN vision for spiritual oneness. In fact, her work provides a perfect model for UNESCO's 1994 Declaration on the Role of Religion.

Source: Kjos Ministries

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