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Don't let yourself be overwhelmed
The essential thing in life is not to do the greatest possible number of things, but only what God asks. The purpose of action is not the action itself, but God. "Our mission is not only to give medicines, but to give God to the poor. We need silence in order to touch souls. All our words are useless if they do not come from within ... What matters is not what we say, but what God tells us and what he says through us," St. Teresa of Calcutta said. Wisdom of the heart teaches us that it’s essential to pray and reflect before acting. The more we do, the more we need to pray. Prayer is the oxygen of action. Without it, we risk losing sight of the meaning of our lives. Action without prayer is quickly reduced to meaningless hustle and bustle.

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