Sunday, August 12, 2012

Quotations Falsely Attributed to Mother Teresa

The website of the Mother Terese Center of Calcutta has issued a list of quotes falsely attributed to Mother Teresa.

 A small selection:

  • I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

  • I think it is very good when people suffer. To me that is like the kiss of Jesus.

  • The fruit of abortion is nuclear war.

  • The thing that makes me saddest is watching people receive Communion in the hand.

  • The question remains: If Mother Teresa didn't make these statements... who did?

     The Center also issued a list of heavily paraphrased sayings:

  • God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.

  • How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers!

  • If we pray, we will believe; If we believe, we will love; If we love, we will serve.

  • If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

  • If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

  • It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.