Mother Teresa said that often.
How do you give until it hurts? How much should it hurt?
When I read Mother Teresa it sounds so simple. Done out of love. Working for the poor until utter exhaustion, kind of.
And then there are so many good people who tell me I have to take care of myself as well.
And in a way they are right too.
So they would say: Don’t run around trying to help everybody until you’re utterly exhausted.
Ok, Mother Teresa also said that in the end it won’t matter how much we have done, but how much love we have put into it.
Is that the guideline, maybe? If we don’t feel love anymore, it is too much? She wouldn’t let the Sisters go visit the poor either if they were in a good mood.
Kind of interesting to think about though, I think.