Axelrod shares this story about a magnificent mom:
Four preachers were discussing their favorite translations of the Bible. The first one said, “I like the King James Version because of its beautiful English.” Another said, “I like the New American Standard version because it is closer to the original Greek and Hebrew.” The third one declared, “I like the Good News version because it’s so easy to read. The fourth minister was silent for a moment then said, “I like my mother’s translation best.”
The other three men were surprised. They said, “I didn’t know your mother made a translation of the Bible.” “Yes,” he replied. “She translated it into everyday life. And it was the most beautiful and convincing translation I ever saw.”
The story is told that one day Mother Teresa and some of her Missionary Sisters of Charity were making the rounds through the streets of Calcutta
when they came across a man near death lying in the gutter.
He was filthy, dressed in rags and full of sores while flies swarmed around and Mother Teresa immediately went up to him, spoke to him and embraced him. She began to attend to his sores on his body and about that time a passerby came along and became ill at the sight of the man and commented to Mother Teresa: “I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars.” Mother responded immediately, “Neither would I.”
Submitted by Fr. Joseph Dovari