I have admired Mother Theresa ever since I watched a PBS show about her that explained how she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Today I read that she sometimes had doubts.
I mentioned this to Cliff, who has also admired Mother Theresa.
"So," he said, "you think she watched all those starving, dying people in India, and said, 'What kind of God would allow this to happen?'"
Please keep in mind that Cliff watched a baby sister die a miserable death before she was even three years old, and has asked this question ever since.
"Possibly," I answered.
Then we got into a discussion about the fact that Mother Theresa may become a saint.
"What does that mean?" Cliff asked. "People pray to her?"
"As I understand it, Catholics don't actually pray to saints; they simply ask saints to pray for them, because the saints are close to God and can do it well."
I probably have that wrong, but it's how I see it. I'm not Catholic, so what do I know?
Anyhow, I like Mother Theresa even more for admitting that she had doubts.
So sue me.