Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles.
How can this gospel square with the experience of Mother Teresa?
If anyone deserved a happy and fulfilled lifewe cannot pretend that our traditional and popular Protestant theology has all the answers.
It raises questions about God and faith, the engine behind great achievement, and the persistence of love, divine and human.
That it does so not in any organized, intentional form but as a hodgepodge of desperate notes not intended for daylight should leave readers only more convinced that it is authentic – and that they are, somewhat shockingly, touching the true inner life of a modern saint.