Regardless of whether you are a Born Again Evangelical Christian, a Roman Catholic or secular, you have heard of Mother Teresa. Many Evangelicals will disregard her only because she was a Catholic. I am a Born Again Christian by choice and I am smart enough to see that this was a woman that gave her entire life to those that were considered ‘the least of these’ and did an incredible work.
She had no pretense; there was nothing beautiful about her in the eyes of the world. But what she had that nearly no one else had since, was an unwavering love for the lives of those that no one cared about.
Mother Teresa had only one agenda – to saves lives, both born and unborn.
She never sought a name for herself. She had no intention to be a ‘celebrity’ in the Church or the world. Simply, Mother Teresa did what God asked her to do. She taught women to be a better woman that makes better choices:
“The way to plan the family is natural family planning, not contraception…This (use of contraceptives) turns the attention to self and so it destroys the gift of love in him or her. In loving, the husband and wife must turn the attention to each other as happens in natural family planning, and not to self, as happens in contraception. Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows easily . . . And abortion, which often follows from contraception, brings a people to be spiritually poor, and that is the worst poverty and the most difficult to overcome.” (prolife.com/celeb)
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you can live as you wish.” (whyprolife.com)
Mother Teresa also said, “If we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” The simplicity of that statement rings LOUD. Abortion has desensitized our society and demonized traditional marriage and women.
Mother Teresa fed the poor and elderly and gave them a place to sleep. She found new homes for orphans with families that exemplified faith and love.
Mother Teresa gave and loved when no one else would; thick denominational lines cannot hold her love back or ignore her true love for the ‘least of these’. No prolife rock star can try do that without selling t-shirts and wristbands. Prolife work has been polarized to disregard who is not in the chosen camp rather than everyone doing as Mother Teresa did: LOVE.