Saturday, April 18, 2009

U2 Grace

I've been listening to the U2 song "Grace" quite a bit lately and was looking for it on YouTube when I ran across this video of Mother Teresa with the song as background.

One of the most fascinating and heartening things about Mother Teresa to me is that she accomplished so much good in her life, outwardly giving the appearance of a person with a deep and abiding belief in God, while internally she struggled with her faith and questioned whether God exists at all.

I think for Mother Teresa, like other people who work in extremely difficult circumstances helping alleviate other human beings suffering - that having faith, and maybe especially faith that is unsure, questioned, struggled with - allows those special people to accomplish things that people who only believe in the scientific view of the world could never survive.