Can we really compare who is greater among a Saint and a Mother?
Mother Teresa has been ordained as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkatta)! For millions across the world she is Mother. Irrespective of the arguments against the functions of Missionaries of Charity, Teresa was indeed a mother to many. Hope that her prayers remain with us all along!
From a pretty long time, we had been hearing about all the efforts that were being made to get our beloved Mother Teresa the title of Saint. The same has now came to a conclusion, and we are glad for it. Now, we can officially call her as Saint Teresa, other than Mother Teresa.
Mother Teresa has been like a mother figure as well as a saint for the most of us since the beginning. Now that many of us are calling her as Saint Teresa, which is a good thing, I am literally not feeling well while hearing it. Please don't get me wrong. The reason why I am not feeling good with that name is because it is missing the word 'Mother' in her name.
While it may not be right to compare two totally different roles, I still managed to get this thought if she should be called as Mother Teresa or St. Teresa or both.
Kindly forgive me for raising this question, but can we really compare a mother and a saint to weigh their greatness? I guess, we cannot. Individually, I would like to still address her as Mother Teresa because the word 'Mother' makes me feel closer to her good soul than any other word whatsoever. Apart from everything else, I also think that nothing actually matters... She is what She is, and our respect and love for her is not going to reduce in any case whatsoever.