For me, the energy of autumn has always represented the changing out of the old and making way for the new, which leads to the pondering of something eternal. Recently, a friend called to say she was incredibly inspired by a homily given by a priest speaking during a mass at the Caruso Center at USC. After spending several years in Calcutta serving the poor with St. Mother Teresa, he was sure this work was his calling and asked if he could stay and permanently. But when she asked him if he would give up his American passport in order to stay, he realized that he couldn’t do that. Mother Teresa replied, “Then, this is not your Calcutta. Go back to the US and find your ‘Calcutta’.” I am inspired by this question. How can I serve God and how am I already serving God in a way that administers to the immediate needs of others?”

by Gracie