Poverty of the Soul
People are going through the torture of being unwanted, rejected… and I think that is the greatest suffering and the greatest poverty today.
Today we visited Motherhouse where Mother Teresa lived the majority of her life in Calcutta. We visited her tomb as well as saw the room where she spent the majority of her days. Then we visited one of her homes for the destitute and dieing.
Such extreme suffering that was hard to digest in the few moments that we were there.
I wrestle with the extreme depravity that we are experiencing here. It just doesn’t seem comprehensible that this is every day reality. I marvel at Mother Teresa’s ability to stay engaged and hopeful for so many years when it seems that there is no end to the suffering all around.
And then I watched this video where she shares her thoughts on the face of poverty. Poverty of the soul is not quite as obvious, but just as destructive. And no matter where you live there are people all around you starving.
Do you see them?