The Letters: Untold Story of Mother TeresaThe Letters is movie near to real depiction of life and condition that mother Teresa endured during her journey to help the needy in India. It is based on the series of letters that she wrote to her close and dear ones. These letters were compiled and a movie was made to show the young generation that how their predecessors endured to bring happiness on the faces of the poor people. It is amazing that she never stepped back, even when some elements of the society stopped her and threatened her. It shows how firm she was for her good cause and her belief in the righteousness, which led her to win the hearts of people including those who were against her.
Early LifeMother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian-Indian nun born in Skopje on 26th August 1910. She was the youngest of three siblings. Furthermore, due to her humanitarian contributions, she is known as Mother Teresa for her struggle for the betterment of poor and needy in India. She was the founder of Mercenaries of Charity which is recognized by the concerned Pope, and countries around the globe for charity work.
Charity Work Shown in The LettersMother Teresa left her home in 1927 and joined sisters of Loreto to devote herself to religion and the people, regardless of the race, religion, and color. At the early age of 18, she decided her life for the peace and prosperity in the world. She reached India the next year and joined a convent. However, on observing the condition of the poor and dying people there, she adopted the mercenary way of life. She started to beg and raise money for charity concerning the diseased, poor, lepers, homeless and people with no clothes, who could not afford to live and were poorest of the poor. One of her quotes in which she thought that God had abandoned her and she felt there was no God in her exactly shows us that how she started off to become Mother Teressa from sister Teresa. She started off with 12 members in her group for the collection of charity and helping the humanity and the number of members of her organization comprised 4000 nuns in 1997.
This quote explains her main cause throughout her life. She thought it was bestowed upon her by the God to help the poor and needy. She considered it to be her duty to do the God’s work. She says it with the belief that whatever she is doing is the God’s will and she is just a way used by Him to implement His decisions and plans.
“I am just a Pencil in God’s Hand”