If your faith is not
perfect (without doubt) it is not faith at all, let
alone faith in the Christ. Faith the substance is perfect
with no mixture........ ......................................
Bible Ref: James 1:5-8, Hebrews 11:1......selah.....click...click
| It no doubt comes as something of a surprise,
though, to know that Mother Teresa also had her share of insecurities.
According to a recent article in Adelaide's Catholic newspaper The Southern
Cross, in Mother Teresa's letters she refers to her sense of "interior
darkness"; of feeling unloved by God, and even makes an admission that she was
tempted to doubt his existence.
"In my soul, I feel just the terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting
me, of God not being God, of God not really existing," she once
wrote to her spiritual director.
Coming from someone the world looked to as a living saint (and who will
quite likely be declared a saint in the future), these sentiments at first seem
startling. It seems incredible that someone famous for her devotion to God and her fellow
human beings could feel so insecure, especially in regards to her faith.
Fr Brian Kolodiejcuk, the priest who is preparing material to support the
case for Mother Teresa's beatification, acknowledges that some people might be
surprised or even shocked by her struggles. But, he says, Mother Teresa always
maintained her faith in God.