Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone.
― Mother Teresa
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
In his correspondence with Mother Theresa, William Murdock recalls her advice to a young woman wanting to work side by side with here, “Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. In your own homes, and in your own family, in your workplaces, and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have eyes to see.”
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
― Martin Luther King Jr.