Thursday, March 03, 2005
A special heart
This week we read a letter by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, she wrote about a letter she received from the father of a little girl who was going to take her first communion.
This little girl told her father that she didnt want to have a party for her first communion day, and asked her father to save the money and send it to Mother Teresa's poor children, she also asked that her father not buy her a new dress for this occaision, that she would do it in her uniform, just so the money could be sent to the poor children. She had this courage, to turn up to mass wearing her uniform while the other children would have been dressed in their best clothes for the occaision.
This inspired her father to stop drinking and her mother also stopped smoking.
Children can teach us adults quite a lot.