I just wanted to share this quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta found on Daily Gospel dot org. (If you would like to receive the daily readings and a meditation (most days) in your inbox each day, you can subscribe at this site.)
Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth week in Ordinary Time : Lc 11,37-41
Commentary of the day
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), founder of the Missionary Sisters of Charity
Something Beautiful for God
We shouldn’t be satisfied by giving money. Money isn’t enough because it can always be found. It’s our hands the poor need if they are to be helped; it’s our hearts they need to be loved. Christ’s religion is a religion of love, contagious love.
People who propose a comfortable life for themselves undoubtedly have their reasons. Perhaps they have acquired it by their work. I’m not upset by it; only by waste, by those who throw in the garbage what could be useful to us. The difficulty is that very often the rich – or even those who are comfortably off – don’t really know what being poor means. That’s why we can forgive them because knowledge can only lead to love and love to service. It’s because they don’t know them that they aren’t moved by them.
I try to give the poor through love what the wealthy are able to acquire by money. True, I would not touch a leper for a million, but I willingly care for him for love of God.