It is easy to sit in the judgement seat and make a staunching critique....Before I put my point, I should say that I am a student studying to be a catholic priest, so you may see a little bias.... still I try to avoid that as much as possible...

1. The first question is whether Mother Theresa did some remarkable work?? She took care of the people who have nobody to take care of. She didn't do anything for her own benefits. If the governments in India (and many other countries) were able to deal with it, we didn't need such activities of people like her. So she went and served people whom nobody else will dare to do anything...

2. Probably a second question is on her methods of mananging finance etc... I really don't have any reason to doubt her intentions, though her methods were definitely not the efficient if we compare with the normal standards.

3. Her involvement with the tycoons and others as mentioned in the article. She is not one of those sophisticated person who really checked who was giving the funds etc. it is good to see whether he has collected funds even after knowing that the guy was a fraud??

I would never say her methods or ways of doing things were perfect. That is one point. But that needn't be directly equated always with sainthood or saintly character. I feel really disgusted to read that her activities were only for creating the narratives of altruism etc.

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