Friday, October 18, 2013

Once upon a time, U. S. Senator Sam Brownback, (presently Governor of Kansas) was given the honor of escorting Mother Teresa around the great city of Washington D.C.  When it was time for her to leave he helped her little tiny frame into the car that would take her to the airport. Her parting words were unforgettable.

"Sam, always remember three things; All for Jesus! All for Jesus! All for Jesus!" 

A few years ago I met a man who had met Princess Diana. He was a medical doctor in a hospital in the UK where she chose to spend a day visiting the very ill. 

"What did you think of her?" I asked him.

His reply to me went very much like this:

"She was real. Oh, she was very real. She wouldn't let the press in while she was visiting  with each individual patient. She spent time caressing every one of them with sincere, loving compassion. She encouraged, she loved, she gave hope. She was an angel."  he told me.

I think it is amazing that these two very influential women died within a few days of each other. Princess Diana died August 31, 1997 and Mother Teresa died September 5, 1997.

The photo above is a journal that belonged to Princess Diana. The page showing is a written message to her from Mother Teresa.

It says:

"JESUS is the TRUTH to be told; JESUS is the LIFE to be lived; JESUS is the LOVE to be loved; JESUS is the LIGHT to be lit. LET US LOVE JESUS with an undivided LOVE, And others, as He LOVES you and me." (Mother Theresa) 1992 ~ written in a prayer journal given to Prince Diana

The journal above reveals what Mother Teresa shared with Princess Diana. 

I have been reading the Beatitudes every morning this week.  I see Mother Teresa reflected in every one of them. But the genuine beauty of it all is this . . . she would not want me to see her. She would want me to see the one she lived for and loved for . . . Jesus. 

Your thoughts?
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Matthew 5:8 

I want to thank "one of my girls" Dawn Rickerson  for letting me use this picture. She got to visit the Princess Diana exhibit and she said that this was her favorite item shown. Dawn truly understands what genuine beauty is all about. Thank you so much, Dawn! I think you are very beautiful! God bless! 


Joyful said...

Thanks for sharing this Cheri (and thanks to your friend as well). What a treasure to see 'history' with such Godly influence.

I think of a little chorus my mom would often sing to my sister and I, "Let the Beauty of Jesus be seen in me, All His tender compassion and purity, All His nature divine, All my nature refine, Til the beauty of Jesus is seen in me."

Oh may nothing in me mar the view others see of Him,
Thanks Cheri,

myletterstoemily said...

i loved that princess diana and mother
teresa had such a special bond. it is
good to know that diana was as special
as she seemed.