Commentary on The Reading of the day provided by :
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), founder of the Missionary Sisters of Charity
Something Beautiful for God
“The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you”
Since Christ is invisible we can’t show him our love. But our neighbors are always visible and we can do for them what we would love to do for Christ, supposing he were visible.
Today it is the same Christ who is present in those for whom we have no need, whom we do not employ and do not tend, who are hungry, who are naked, who have no home.
They seem to be useless to both State and society; nobody has any time to pay attention to them.
It is we christians, you and I, worthy of Christ’s love provided ours is a true love: it is our responsibility to find them, to help them.
They are there so that we may find them.
To work for the sake of working: this is the danger that constantly threatens us.
It is here that respect and love and dedication intervene so that we can direct our work to God, to Christ.
And this is why we always try to do it as beautifully as possible.