Is there hope for us selfish beings to practise love and concern for each other? Absolutely, practising small selfless deeds can develop into an attribute.
One of the most renown people that comes to my mind is Mother Teresa (Agnes). Below is an excerpt of her biography.
In 1919, when Agnes was only 8 years old, her father suddenly fell ill and died. While the cause of his death remains unknown, many have speculated that political enemies poisoned him. In the aftermath of her father’s death, Agnes became extraordinarily close to her mother, a pious and compassionate woman who instilled in her daughter a deep commitment to charity.Although by no means wealthy, Drana Bojaxhiu (Agnes’ mother) extended an open invitation to the city’s destitute to dine with her family. “My child, never eat a single mouthful unless you are sharing it with others,” she counselled her daughter. When Agnes asked who the people eating with them were, her mother uniformly responded, “Some of them are our relations, but all of them are our people. Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors Him.” (ESV) Grace be with you.
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