Sunday, 16 May 2010

Why I don't twitter...

I wouldn't know what to say, it would probably go something like this:

'My tummy is growling.'
'I like Girl Guide Cookies.'
'Facing temptation...'
'Quiet Mr. Tummy.'
'No more cookies to worry about...'

Here are some old Mother Theresa 'tweets' that are much more substantive to chew on than my little dilemma,

'Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.'

'Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.'

'If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.'

'When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.'

'A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves. The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.'

'When once a chairman of a multinational company came to see me, to offer me a property in Bombay, he first asked: "Mother, how do you manage your budget?" I asked him who had sent him here. He replied: "I felt an urge inside me." I said: other people like you come to see me and say the same. It was clear God sent you, Mr. A, as He sends Mr. X, Mrs. Y, Miss Z, and they provide the material means we need for our work. The grace of God is what moved you. You are my budget. God sees to our needs, as Jesus promised." I accepted the property he gave and named it Asha Dan (Gift of Hope).'

1 Peter 4:8-13
Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God's words; if help, let it be God's hearty help. That way, God's bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he'll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!

Friends, when life gets really difficult, don't jump to the conclusion that God isn't on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.

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