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The Power of Serving Others by Dean Nelson, Gary Morsch

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Chapter Two

Get Over Yourself

If we fail in love, we fail in all things else.

William Sloane Coffin1

A stethoscope can put a swagger in any doctor’s walk. I don’t know that it always makes me feel important, but sometimes, I confess, it does. It did during a visit to Mother Teresa’s House of Dying Destitutes. The name alone is enough to make you shake your head in dismay. It is in Calcutta, a city that combines population density and intense poverty. Add extreme heat and a desperate lack of sanitation, and, well, you get the picture. The House of Dying Destitutes is run by the Sisters of Charity, a Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa. It is the place people are brought when it is clear they are going to die, but they have no one ...

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