Mother Teresa's social witness to the gospel is known throughout the world. Less known is her spiritual commitment that undergirds her work. Here, in her own words, she offers the simple basis of her spirituality. With these words comes a clear understanding of why and how she tends to the "poorest of the poor." With these words comes a clear reminder of the basis for all spiritual growth. Words to Love By is one of the earliest books devoted to Mother Teresa and her work, and was the first book composed of her words. The text was prepared from personal interviews with Mother Teresa in the autumn of 1981. Book jacket.