Mother Teresa And Dan Rather On Listening

Posted by Dr. Sri on Apr 24, 2014
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Dan Rather, CBS anchor, once asked Mother Teresa what she said during her prayers. She answered, "I listen." So Dan turned the question and asked, "Well then, what does God say?"  Mother Teresa smiled with confidence and answered, "He listens." For an instant, Dan didn't know what to say. "And if you don't understand that," Mother Teresa added, "I can't explain it to you."

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Comments (8)

  • Aryae Coopersmith wrote ...

    Dr. Sri -- I really enjoyed you sharing that story last night. Thank you!

  • Ammi wrote ...

    Love this ! Thanks for sharing.

  • Chris Johnnidis wrote ...

    Quite beautiful, and delightfully mind-twisting, Sri, thanks for sharing that :)

  • vinod wrote ...

    This is napalm for the mind! Thank you!

  • m wrote ...

    that's a beautiful reminder of the power of silence, and quieting oneself enough to listen for the grace that comes forth.

  • Bob Ritchie wrote ...

    I first heard this several years ago and it has stuck with me. I have been asked to prepare a sermon on prayer and I am going to use this in there somewhere. It has a sense of the mystery of God and serenity.

  • Dr. Colleen Mac Dougall wrote ...

    Listening is witnessing

  • EricVBailey wrote ...

    *thumb_up_emoji*