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The Greatest Gift

If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed, you won’t be discouraged; if anyone call you a saint, you won’t put yourself on a pedestal. If you are a saint, thank God; if you are a sinner, don’t remain one. Christ tells us to aim very high, not to be like Abraham or David or any of the saints, but to be like our heavenly Father.

The perfect will of God for us: You must be holy. Holiness is the greatest gift God can give us because for that reason He created us. Submission, for a person who loves, is more than a duty; it is the secret of holiness.

—Blessed Mother Teresa

—from the book No Greater Love in the chapter: On Being Holy

No Greater Love

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