What a meal meant for Mother Teresa

"There was also the time Mother Teresa went to a bakery to beg for bread for the children in her orphanage. She held out a hand and asked for bread as a gift, but the baker scornfully spat on it. Instead of anger or leaving for another bakery, she responded to the man’s rudeness by saying: “I will keep it for me, but give me bread for my children.” It’s difficult to know what went through the baker’s mind in that moment, whether he had regrets about spitting at a woman or if his heart was pried open by Mother Teresa’s response to him, but we do know that after that day, the baker became the main donor of bread to the orphanage." For Mother Teresa, "Eating with another person means spending time with that person and sharing an experience together." -http://forher.aleteia.org/articles/mother-teresa-sainthood-sharing-food-with-poor/?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=NL_en-Apr+24%2C+2016+02%3A00+pm