Mother Teresa, in My Own Words - Chapter 1, Holiness, Chapter 2, Prayer Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, Holiness, Chapter 2, Prayer Summary and Analysis

All the chapters of Mother Teresa: In My Own Words contain only sayings and anecdotes. As a result, the summaries of these chapters will contain brief explanations of the sayings serially.

On Teresa's view, holiness is a duty that everyone must take on. It won't do to hold simply that only a few are called to holiness. To be a saint, you have to want to be a saint. It is not a mere matter of being chosen. Teresa then cites Thomas Aquinas who argues that being holy requires a resolution made to a heroic act of surrendering the soul to God. We must be willing because our willingness makes us more like God. She also believes that doing God's work for his glory will bring about our own sanctification.

Teresa encourages us to meet...

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