The world today is hungry not only for bread but hungry for love; hungry to be wanted, to be loved. They're hungry to feel the presence of Christ. In many countries, people have everything except that presence, that understanding. That's why the life of prayer and sacrifice comes to give that love. Through your dedication you are to be that presence, that bread of God to break.
People are hungry for the word of God that will give peace, that will give unity, that will give joy. But you cannot give what you do not have. That's why it is necessary to deepen your life of prayer. Allow Jesus to take you, pray with you and through you, and then you will be a real, true contemplative in the heart of the world.
We are called to love the world. And God loved the world so much that he gave Jesus. Today he loves the world so much that he gives you and he gives me to be his love, his compassion, and that presence, that life of prayer, of sacrifice, of surrender to God. Actually, every single Christian, every Catholic who lives a life united in Eucharist, united with Jesus- he is the contemplative, she is the contemplative.
Blessed Mother Teresa