Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Finding your Calcutta

For the last several weeks I have been working through a book by Mary Poplin on her time with Mother Theresa and the Missionaries of Charity in India, Finding Calcutta.

I'm not sure why I picked it up, except that I was looking for a good beach devotional...something to keep my Spirit growing without too much work on my part.

Since it's a library book, I haven't been able to mark it, though truthfully that has never stopped me before. I have been known to borrow a book and get so enraptured in it that I forgot I was not its owner and I would have at it like a possessed person. Of course later, with great contrition, I would humbly buy another brand-new copy for the owner. Yeah, I know...

Anyway, today I finally finished the book and I was a little sad...always the sign of a good read in my estimation.

I put it down on the seat next to me....picked it up...skimmed through it...took note of all the Notes in the back...and at that moment I knew I had to get my own copy...the library was waiting for theirs and they do not take kindly to overdue desecrated books. And this book deserves to be a marked edition.

So, you may ask, what is it you are getting at?

Well today I thought I would ask you the same question the Spirit is asking me...if I need to struggle, I do so appreciate company...

"What is your Calcutta?"

Before you answer, read this from the book...