With Mother Teresa’s canonization happening this weekend, many stories of the saintly virtues of her life are being recalled. But one story, in particular, shows a perfect example of the simple love and small acts that she performed in her saintly life.
in 1987, a 10-year old girl, Liz Muller, wrote Mother Teresa a letter. It was a child’s letter asking Mother Teresa about her life as a Sister of Charity, and included in the envelope were some drawings the child had made for her.
“I had written her a letter asking about her life as a sister. I told her in my letter I was worried because I wasn’t sure I could be a Sister of Charity because they had to cut their hair off” said Muller.
In an example of Mother Teresa doing “small things with great love”, the future saint wrote the child back with a personal letter. In the letter, Mother Teresa thanked her for the drawings and for the child’s prayers and gave amazing simply and beautiful spiritual advice.
“Learn to pray beautifully – pray to Our Blessed Lady to make your little heart pure to love Jesus more each day.” Mother Teresa said in the letter.
The little girl, now grown up, recalling the letter all these years later, said that Mother Teresa’s “beautiful words will follow me all my life!”