Melissa Andrea M. Kahayon

A student from St Scholastica shares how a short item from Peace by Peace inspired and encouraged her in her own involvement in their school’s outreach program.

Dear Father Seán,

You really have a lot of engaging and inspiring articles in your magazine. One short item that struck me was a quote by Blessed Mother Teresa in your Peace by Peace section, July-August 2005 issue. It said:

If you really belong to the work that has been entrusted to you, then you must do it with your whole heart and you can bring salvation only by being honest and by really working with God. It is not how much we are doing but how much love, how much honesty, how much faith is put into doing it. It makes no difference what we are doing. What you are doing, I cannot do, and what I am doing, you cannot do. Only sometimes we forget and spend more time looking at somebody else and wishing we were doing something else. We waste our time thinking of tomorrow and today we let the day pass and yesterday is gone.