And so that today, when we are praying, let us bring again and again prayer in our life. And you know what they have told me? And then another one asked me: Are you married, and I said: Yes, and I find it sometimes very difficult to smile at Jesus because He can be very demanding sometimes. Where does it begin, this love? And the only companion that he enjoys is smoking. At the beginning of the year I told, I spoke everywhere and I said: Let us make this year that we make every single child born, and unborn, wanted. And the fruit of love is action. But there were those children, radiating joy, sharing the joy with their mother because she had the love to give. And we will be able to help not only the children of India and Africa, but will be able to help the children of the whole world, because as you know our Sisters are all over the world.
Although Alfred Nobel was Swedish, it was his wish that the prize would be awarded by a Norwegian committee. Father and mother are so busy they have no time. They have been around since the beginning of the existence of humans, and they will continue to endure until the end. And I did not see a single one with their smile on their face. The government gives us everything. But a person that is shut out, that feels unwanted, unloved, terrified, the person that has been thrown out from society — that poverty is so hurtful and so much, and I find that very difficult.
Francis of Assisi which always surprises me very much. As it was accustomed, Mother Teresa was delivering a speech that day at the Oslo University. From the time that I have come here I have simply been surrounded with love, and with real, real understanding love. But make sure, make sure, that you love with a clean heart, with a pure heart, that you love with a virgin heart. And through this life of prayer, make sure — the fruit of prayer is always the deepening of faith.
I should better let you read the transcript, with notes which bring some extra information… Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was born on 26 August 1910, in an Albanian family from Skopje, Macedonia back then, the Otoman Empire. And so let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love, and once we begin to love each other, naturally we want to do something. Because it is nothing more than self-control out of love for each other. And I did not see a single one with their smile on their face. What struck me most was that she knew and who are they, a Muslim family and she knew. People have died in my own hands.
But a person that is shut out, that feels unwanted, unloved, terrified, the person that has been thrown out from society — that poverty is so hurtable and so much, and I find that very difficult. As it is the case of the one that Mother Teresa included among the morning prayers of the Catholic order she founded. They have to be woven with Christ to be able to understand, to be able to share. And we who are standing here — our parents wanted us. And I went there, and I saw in that home they had everything, beautiful things, but everybody was looking towards the door.
And you see this is where love begins — at home. We have twenty-four hours in his presence, and so you and I. And we will be able to overcome all the evil that is in the world. That the children like themselves will need love and care and tenderness, like they get so much from their parents. That we may remain faithful to the gift of God, to love Him and serve Him in the poor together with you.
This is what Jesus came to teach us, to love one another as He loves each one of us. And with this prize that I have received as a prize of peace, I am going to try to make the home for many people that have no home. So you must pray for us that we may be able to be that good news, but we cannot do that without you, you have to do that here in your country. I think some of you already have got it so we will pray together. Let us share with them the joy of loving, and where does love begin? Because it is nothing more than self-control out of love for each other.
Mother Teresa was awarded the on December 10, 1979 at the University of Oslo in Norway. Young parents are in some institution and the child takes back to the street and gets involved in something. Maybe in our own family we have somebody who is feeling lonely, who is feeling sick, who is feeling worried, and these are difficult days for everybody. Let us keep that joy of loving Jesus in our hearts. This is what I bring before you. It could feel as if everyone in India, everyone in Africa is somebody very special to you.
This is really something true. I think some of you already have got it, so we will pray together. These are things that break peace, but I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing direct murder by the mother herself. We all want peace, and yet, and yet we are frightened of nuclears, we are frightened of this new disease. Lord, make a channel of Thy peace that, where there is hatred, I may bring love; that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness; that, where there is discord, I may bring harmony; that, where there is error, I may bring truth; that, where there is doubt, I may bring faith; that, where there is despair, I may bring hope; that, where there are shadows, I may bring light; that, where there is sadness, I may bring joy. So I took some rice and I went there immediately.
The tone of the speech was very soft spoken. We may be doing social work in the eyes of the people, but we are really contemplatives in the heart of the world. And they came to our house and we talked of love, of compassion. Thus, spreading all over the world. I want you to find the poor here, right in your own home first. For Prayer gives a clean heart and a clean heart can see God.