A CBS Video with, shall we say, new revelations on Mother Theresa.
Shortly after beginning work in Calcutta’s slums, the spirit leaves her.
“Where is my faith?” she writes. “Even deep down … there is nothing but emptiness and darkness. … If there be God — please forgive me.”
The letters were gathered by Rev. Kolodiejchuk, the priest who’s making the case to the Vatican for Mother Teresa’s proposed sainthood. He says her obvious spiritual torment actually helps her cause. ”
In the City of Joy her Spirit leaves her. And, her ‘spiritual torment’ could make her a saint. I don’t care for saints whether it’s the Pope who ordains them or the Saints proclaim it themselves, but something doesn’t seem right with all this. Maybe, I am looking for consistency where there is none. Or maybe it’s just me. (Between, couold anyone tell me what ‘Spiritual’ means? The word’s etymology is obvious. I am looking for the meaning that no one seems to have a clue about but nevertheless happily use to describe funny ideas that enter their brains while they are under ‘influence’).
Not to cause unease amongst those in thrall of Theresa, but you should know that she isn’t universally revered. Penn, Teller and Christopher Hitchens had something to say about Theresa’s charity work a while ago. (The video is not gentle. You’ve been warned.)