Mother Teresa and Catholicism

So I’m reading this incredible book right now… and I plan to post about it at length in the future. BUT for now, an excerpt that’s really a quote:

“Religion is not something that you or I can touch. Religion is the worship of God — therefore a matter of conscience. I alone must decide for myself and you for yourself, what we choose. For me, the religion I live and use to worship God is the Catholic religion. For me, this is my very life, my joy, and the greatest gift of God in his love for me. He could have given me no greater gift.”

— Mother Teresa

I absolutely love this. I’m sure it resonated with me because I often feel like it is difficult to describe why I believe, in the deepest part of my heart, that the Catholic faith — the Catholic way of worshipping God — is the one intended for us all. Beyond all the apologetics and history, I ask myself, Why this faith? Why these rules? Why these traditions and this way of life? Mother Teresa puts it so simply, and so beautifully: it is the greatest gift God has given me. It brings me closer to the heart of Christ and the loving arms of God than any other religion could… and that is my joy.

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