We have the most beautiful way of coming close to Jesus, if only we have a clean heart, a humble heart. For this Jesus said “Learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Not from books, not from people, but from Him. He said it in all sincerity. For our Society humility is the most necessary virtue. The work given to us is something holy, something real. To do His work we need humility. Our Lord has entrusted to us the most beautiful work. One priest wrote, “I want to satiate His thirst.” He said he is suffering, longing to satiate the thirst of Jesus. “I thirst” is continually in his mind, heart, body. But we have this in our Society, this work, a vow, a vow with God, not a devotion, a vow with God, like poverty and obedience. We need a clean and humble heart. “Learn from me!” Jesus said, directly from Him. He did not tell us to take trouble to do this or that.
Excerpted from Where There is Love, There is God by Mother Teresa p. 140. Copyright © 2010 by The Mother Teresa Center, exclusive licensee throughout the world of the Missionaries of Charity for the works of Mother Teresa. Excerpted by permission of Image Books, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.