The more we receive in our silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life. Silence gives us a new way of looking at everything. We need this silence in order to touch souls. Jesus is always waiting for us in silence. Because we cannot see Christ, we cannot express our love to Him in person. But our neighbor we can see, and we can do for him or her what we would love to do for Jesus if He were visible. Let us be open to God so that He can use us. Let us put love into our actions, beginning in the family, in the neighborhood, in the street.
-- Mother Teresa in The Love of Christ