September 5. St Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mom shared her admiration for Mother Teresa over the years.” I’m very happy that she has been canonised and today is her feastday.  Her story is amazing. She spent almost her whole life caring for the poor.  Eventually her mission was to the sick and dying in the slums of Calcutta, giving them their dignity, irrespective of what their religion was. She founded the congregations of the Missionaries of Charity to continue her mission.”

Reflect, share, act. Scripture:  Then the king will say to those on his right, `Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Matthew 25. 
Pope Francis.   When our hearts are authentically open to universal communion the sense of fraternity excludes nothing and no one. LS 92.  Some parts of our human family can , it appears, be readily sacrificed for the sake of others considered worthy of a carefree existence. Ultimately persons are no longer seen as a parament value to be cared for and respected, especially when they are poor and disabled, not yet useful – like the unborn, or no longer needed, like the elderly.   We have grown indifferent to all kinds of wastefulness, starting with the waste of food. FT 18. ,     Eco-tip and prayer: Make a study of the life of St Mother Teresa and show support for her Missionaries of Charity. Pray the Glory be to the Father…………..