How Do You Define Success?

Mother Teresa

It is reported that Mother Teresa once attended a gathering with kings and presidents and statesmen from all over the world. They were there with their fancy clothing and expensive jewelry. Mother Teresa looked out of place, with her clothing held together by a safety pin.

During the course of the evening, one gentleman talked with her about her work with the poor people in Calcutta. He asked her if she didn’t become discouraged because she saw so few successes in her ministry. Mother Teresa answered, “No, I do not become discouraged. You see, God has not called me to a ministry of success. He has called me to a ministry of mercy.”

God does not define success in the same way that the world does. Let us never forget that.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”—Matthew 5:7.

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