Kindness of Beatified Mother Theresa.

United Arab Emirates
February 3, 2007 7:48am CST
Mother Theresa, a beatified Catholic missionary nun in Calcutta used to say this: "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." Do you feel people are more kinder now or more rude?
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• United States
3 Feb 07
When we lost her , hindness in the world was also lost. She was an insperation to many, including myself. If there was one person i could have met it would be her. She is the modle of the word kind and a true St.
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• United Arab Emirates
3 Feb 07
yes indeed. She was one of a kind. The world will have difficulty finding another one like her.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
3 Feb 07
well,this depends. because you see, sometimes people can take another's kindness as ignorance. And, that is not good. Sometimes people who you may feel are being rude, do not want to be kind, because they have felt that being direct is the most honest approach. the perfect example to this, is a lawyer or judge that has examined the cold hard facts. They may seem quite harsh when they are talking.But they tell the truth. and, it is not suprizing when you hear a car salesman being extra sweet to you, when he wants you to buy something. He will lie through his teeth. However, Mother Theresa when she talked about kind words, this is different. imagine her saying, "Peace be to you this day" or, "God is good to you". this is completely different. these are short, and easy words to say that do not flatter the ego. and, she was quite a remarkable soul, wasn't she?
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• United Arab Emirates
4 Feb 07
Yes, she was truly amazing and a very great loss to all humanity. She sets an example to all of us. And what I'm implying is, it's difficult to find someone like her, who had set aside and forgot herself and only focused on other peoples' concern. I might say for myself, that it will be difficult for me to leave and abandon my family and spend my lifetime reaching out to others.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
People of today are kind yet busy!... because of technologies. But only if people would take advantage of technologies, the easier we could reach the poorest of the poor people. Everyone must posses Mother Theresa's spirit & charism to achieve our goal.
• United Arab Emirates
24 Mar 07
Yes, you're right, we have the technology, we have the power and yet most of us don't have the spirit.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I don't think that people have changed one way or the other. Mose people are kind but all can be rude. I hope that people think of me as having a kind heart but I am quite certain that I can get really ride if someone ticks me off enough!
• United Arab Emirates
24 Mar 07
Fair enough! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
@Fluplup (556)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I admire her, she made differents in people life.
• United Arab Emirates
24 Feb 07
She was truly an inspiration and a role model for everyone of us
24 Mar 07
Good words and a noble life, although she did defend a lot of thoroughly unpleasant murdurous dictators around the world because they donated money to her causes. Unfortunately even the most saintly have to be a bit worldly and savvy because people out there will use them for their own ends and Mother Theresa was certainly used by these people to make them appear more respectable to their faithful yet downtrodden people