I realized that these people were looking at missionaries. And love
Christianity or its rejection may depend on what they have matured in our conduct.
Working on missions is hard but beautiful.
Apart from physical exhaustion, I have peace in my heart and some quiet, peaceful joy - I am
in fact, completely happy - as having nothing, and having everything (on the day of her departure to Uganda in 1950).
A doctor who treats medicine as a medical art and not only as a profession must be
a friend of the sick person.
The trick is to forgive and forget what is bad. You can develop it in yourself.
I would be carelessly happy, having nothing, being somewhere hungry, in difficult situations
conditions - and hence my dreams, not to be able to reproach myself for not having done the right thing, that I have when my brother is gone.
My contact with a sick person is done using my hands. Then the sick person feels that I accept him, that I want to help him, that I am not indifferent to him.
The lepers. You don't have to be afraid of them. You have to love them.
If a man cannot save another from death, it is simple appeasement and tenderness
touching make this step of crossing to the other side easier. Especially in people who may be bitter, hold a grudge against life.
There have always been those who doubted, whose faith was weak, and there were those whose faith was strong. And it was the duty of those whose faith was stronger to help and strengthen the latter. And it has been this way for ages, is and will be. My faith is also a gift from God. It is not my merit.
It is said that God has failed in old age. This is not true, old age can be as joyful as any other period of your life.
The more poor you are, the more you can give.
To love is to offer oneself.
It is God who gives me strength. Apparently He needs me. And what I do is in His plan.
Deep inner happiness comes from a relationship with God. The feeling of His existence, His personal participation in what is happening to us.
I have a feeling that I have received talents for which I will have to settle accounts, and I am already in debt.
The most effective medicine is love.
I am constantly learning, not only for some special knowledge, but to live better.
They always approach people with confidence. With more than ... myself.
Wanda Błeńska is an ambassador of the missionary laity.
She did not treat ‹‹ leprosy ››, but ‹‹ people suffering from leprosy ››.
She survived two cruel regimes in Uganda and two in Poland. And yet her person always regardless of time and place, it caused respect in people. White and Black,
healthy and sick, good and bad, rich and poor ... This could be a chain of human
variety to drag on for a long time. However, it is enough to notice that even in Ugandan
dictators or Nazi leaders, the Doctor awakened the reflexes of the heart; triggered
what is most noble.
She told me that if she did not receive the Eucharist every day, she would not have the strength to work here.
Both Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Dr. Wanda Błeńska make a missionary work something extremely challenging, because they are taken by people who are neither enjoying themselves nor great wealth, nor great health, but in their physical fragility they go out to others
wholly based on the spirit of Christ.
What the sick people received from Wanda, apart from the values, is probably much more important material. It is a piece of her heart, a huge heart that gave them joy and meaning life. After all, Dokta treated not only their sick bodies, but their souls, badly wounded by rejection.
It embodies the ideal of a missionary who goes wherever people need him. He goes not with the intention of converting or changing morals, but with the will to live among those who are us need the most.
Chapel. In one of the corners, a kneeling figure hidden in silence. On the floor, not on a kneeler. Long exclusive conversations with God. Power and strength just like that She had to draw adoration because her life was not easy.
I remember when we went together to a marketplace in the nearest town. Everyone recognized her. And she greeted each of them with her own kindness,
although the sight of their sick hands was often terrifying. I was learning from her then overcoming your own prejudices and fear.
At the level of social and missionary activity, Dr. Błeńska was a personality of great size Mother Teresa of Calcutta; at the level of treating leprosy and devoting oneself to the cause of the lepers was a person equal to Dr. Schweitzer, obtaining the title of the Mother of Lepers. In the professional field, she enjoyed a prestige equal to that of Dr. Brandt and others
of the most outstanding contemporary leprologists. With her outstanding achievements and recognition, Dr. Błeńska remained a modest person, radiating inner warmth,
friendly and helpful to everyone, especially the most needy.