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Monday, September 10, 2007

A Great Article on Mother Teresa that doesn't Qualify

Here is another great article about the Mother Teresa’s private struggles with doubt. Annamaria Longo’s piece, titled “Mother Teresa endured severe test of her faith,” published in the El Paso Times, is excellent opinion that uses Teresa’s doubt to encourage all of us to remain faithful when facing our own apprehensions.

Longo writes:
For the average person who believes in God, it's difficult to think of losing God.

I can't even fathom how hard it would be to be someone of great faith and humility and lose God.

Late last month, excerpts from a new book, "Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light," were released, and we learned a lot more about a woman whom many of us already regard as a saint.

We learned that after receiving a message from Jesus in 1946 that she be his light, Mother Teresa never heard from him again.

We learned that she wrote to her confessors of the "darkness" she felt.

We learned that her smile was a "mask," "a cloak that covers everything."

But most of all, we learned that she was far stronger and more faithful than we thought.
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While Longe’s piece hits its mark in encouraging the faithful to remain just that, it doesn’t include a quote of identifiable scripture, so sadly it doesn’t qualify for the Amy Writing Awards.

I will send Longe and email encouraging her and sharing with her the qualifying requirement for the award.

Good job, Annamaria Longo!


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