Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) thought so. There was a beautiful article about her in Time magazine. She was asked about the materialism of the West. She said,

“The more you have, the more you are occupied, but the less you have the freer you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is a joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. This is the only fan in the whole house…and it is for the guests. But we are happy. I find the rich poorer,”

she continued.

“Sometimes they are lonelier inside…The hunger for love is much more difficult to fill than the hunger for bread…The real poor know what joy is.”

When asked about her plans for the future, she replied,

“I just take one day. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today to love Jesus.”

Is there anyone in this room as rich as Mother Teresa?

Submitted by Fr. Joseph Dovari