August 26, 1910 ~September 5, 1997
Blessed Teresa is being honored World Wide this Thursday!
We've been talking a lot about Mother Teresa this week and how we can serve one another, beginning right here at home. We have read that Mother Teresa used to say that we don't have to go to Calcutta to serve the poor but we can start by looking at our own family and those who are right around us who need love.
Her words still ring out to us today: "There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives--the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them."
Ultimately, we are all called to be beacons of light and love around us, right here, right now. As we all know, it's not easy but it's necessary.
I thought I'd share a couple of craft ideas and this fun birthday dessert to celebrate Mother Teresa's wonderful life...And her feast day is coming soon too, on September 5th!
This is a very easy dessert that our kids LOVED helping with!
~It's Vanilla Jell-O Pie (we added food coloring) with Fresh Blueberries & Whipped Cream~
*You could also make it in chocolate*
*We are making one of these desserts as a surprise (Shhh) for our Associate Pastor who served (personally) with Mother Teresa as a young man in India! The kids are SO excited*
Here are a few craft ideas for this week or for her feast day coming up!
This is an easy Mother Teresa Beacon of Light Craft
I bought this plain glass candle at the Dollar Tree and used these supplies:
Oh, and I forgot to add the blue glitter to the supply photo!
The blue and white represents the colors of the Missionaries of Charity.
This was a super easy craft! Now the candle adorns our home altar/prayer table until Blessed Teresa's Feast Day, (September 5th) reminding us to be lights in the world.
Some of our other favorite Resources:
The Fifth Word
Mother Teresa By: Demi
Thirsting for God
"All we do is but a drop in the ocean, but if we do not do it, the ocean will be one drop less."