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Mother Teresa,Saint of the Gutter-Sinner or Saint?

Updated on October 14, 2012
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY WHERE I SERVED IN MARSEILLE , FRANCE
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY WHERE I SERVED IN MARSEILLE , FRANCE
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY WHERE I SERVED IN SACRAMENTO
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY WHERE I SERVED IN SACRAMENTO
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY WHERE I SERVED IN  SACRAMENTO
MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY WHERE I SERVED IN SACRAMENTO

Lately I read an article that is disturbing about Mother Teresa.

http://mukto-mona.net/Articles/mother_teresa/sanal_ed.htm

The article is titled :India has no reason to be grateful to Mother Teresa"

Sanal Edamaruku
President of Rationalist International

The article basically discredits and defames Mother Teresa and accuse her a fraud. It is disturbing to me because I am a big fan of Mother Teresa like the rest of the world.Just a little curious though, if we were to believe what has been written about the accounting anomaly of donations, with the magnitude of donations accumulated and with the magnitude of Mother Teresa's presence in the whole world, wouldn't it make sense that the issue would have been investigated at close range and not just few insignificant articles that exposed the anomalies? We are talking about MOTHER TERESA here with a capital T. The woman is a formidable presence in the world at large.I bet the press will have a field day if there is ever an indication of foul play. Is it possible that there can be a personal vendetta infused in these articles?Just a thought .

Not to brag about it but just to support my view of a possible vendetta against Mother Teresa. I had been lucky and consider myself privileged to have volunteered at the Missionaries of Charity houses by Mother Teresa both here in the States and in Marseille ,France and I even felt more privileged to have worked in close quarters with the sisters who worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta.These sisters knew Mother Teresa like the back of their hands.The several occasions that I served as a volunteer, I was mezmerized of the work these sisters did. I was in awe to their dedication in their jobs.I served food with them at the soup kitchens in Marseille, washed dishes,scrubbed the floors and I was a kitchen help.In Sacramento ,together with the sisters,I prayed with them and I have visited the sick who were homebound and cannot cook their own food.I had the opportunity to talk and interview the sisters what Mother Teresa was like as a person. The sisters did not talk very much about Mother Teresa but just being with them in close quarters was enough for me to understand what Mother Teresa was like. My own personal experience while I was volunteering is that, I was in total bliss.I felt like i have left the world and I did not want to comeback into my old world.Rationale tells me, if there is ever such an anomaly, the Missionaries of Charity has been around since 1950, that is 60 something years later,why only now?Today ,as relentless as the press are and as vigilant as the public are, in sensitive issues involving a formidable public figure as Mother Teresa,why are the accusations only being instigated at the present day? There is definitely a piece missing there.For me to believe these allegations , it will take someone a lot of convincing to do.

Anybody who has attained a stellar status like Mother Teresa or somebody like her,there is never a scarcity of naysayers and pundits .It is all part of the game and it's all in a day's work. Heck ,even the big JC was not spared.HE GOT HANGED AND CRUCIFIED.I cannot think of any worse betrayal than that one.

AMEN TO THIS ONE.



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    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      4 years ago from london

      This may be best being left, Globe.

      We God-lovers should focus inwardly, and also on having a clear conscience before Him. One day we will be called, and the question, I suspect, will relate to whether or not we lived in harmony with His Will and consciousness. He most definitely won't be asking us about what others did, but about what we have done. Since we know the recommendations, why worry about the externals?

      I would be cautious about reading such stuff, it poisons minds and likewise when you write it, remember that you are passing it on, like a hot telephone conversation. If you are a God-lover as you appear to be, then be wary. Hari Om Tat Sat! Much peace.

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      Globetrekkermel 

      5 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      Thank you bongsantos.i am glad to hear that. I don't at all doubt he passion of Mother Teresa in her work. Lucky for us to have known such a great lady.

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      Jobb Gosamo 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      My dear friend, I read that article too. It did not in any way diminish my regard for Mother Teresa, my hero, alongside Padre Pio and John Paul, The Great. Like you, I also had the privilege to work with her sisters here in my country. I and some of my friends still do. We see what they do, and there's no ground whatsoever for doubt.

      Thank you for this post. It's enlightening, and, yes, edifying.

      Bless you, my friend.

    • Globetrekkermel profile imageAUTHOR

      Globetrekkermel 

      5 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      thank you Krillco for your comments. nothing is farther from the truth than your comment.God bless you and good luck to you for your professional endeavors.Very noble indeed. By the way, I love magic shows.It always brings out the kid in anyone.

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      William E Krill Jr 

      5 years ago from Hollidaysburg, PA

      She had the promise, in faith, that she would suffer persecution for His name. She is blessed for suffering this slander.

    • Globetrekkermel profile imageAUTHOR

      Globetrekkermel 

      5 years ago from CALIFORNIA

      Thank you Aviannovice for reading my hubs. It is very heartwarming someone actually read my not so interesting hubs.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Many times, good people are unjustly persecuted.

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