painting by William Rock, Chinese calligraphy by Huang Xiang (click to go to their website)
Recently, I was reading an article about Mother Teresa of Calcutta. As I read of her selfless acts of love among the diseased and poverty stricken, I realized that her life story is an example of iconic realism. As a Catholic nun, she epitomized the concept of purity in mind and body. Yet, there she was, providing comfort to a population from which many would rather turn away. Through her presence in this challenging setting, she demonstrated the necessity for human compassion.
One of my favorite quotes from this brilliant woman is as follows: "We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”