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People criticise what they don’t understand, people criticise those who are spiritually further progressed.


Having talked with my counsellor about the stages of spiritual development, has made me think. I’m always thinking, my brain never stops.

My counsellor explained level 6, is where someone has made their entire life about God, as in someone like Mother Teresa.

I’ve heard people criticise Mother Teresa, for all different reasons, and I’m sure she wasn’t perfect, but she did make her entire life about God.

Now, she was a Catholic, and I find all the religious stuff within Catholicism difficult to understand, it’s not something I believe I need in my life. But, the Catholic Church, are the biggest providers of health care worldwide, something not known throughout non Christian society.

But, Mother Teresa has been criticised and accused of a lot, despite all the good she brought to the world, to people suffering, lonely, homeless, starving.

I’m not saying she was perfect, no-one is, we can all make mistakes, maybe she did make mistakes, but I would rather focus on all she did right, than what she may have done wrong, because I don’t believe she did wrong, with bad heart intentions, she loved people who were suffering.

Her reported view on suffering is an interesting one, as suffering is often what ‘is’ required to force people to accept they need Jesus.

I know, if hadn’t have been in the depths of pain and fearful my life was completely falling apart and deeply scared last year – I would not have reached out to Jesus, to know how much I needed Him, to understand how much I need Him every day.

Often those who don’t feel the need for Jesus, won’t actually take the step of realising how much we all need Jesus.

So, while I find it hard to understand her view, and withholding pain relief – if that is true – I believe her heart was focussed on what was needed spiritually for these people. Did she believe their long term spiritual eternal needs, was more important than their earthly physical pain?

So, was her reasoning – actually something that those who don’t understand due to her advanced spiritual progression?


Interesting to think about.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

4 thoughts on “People criticise what they don’t understand, people criticise those who are spiritually further progressed.

  1. perhaps. those with an eternal perspective, rather than getting bogged down by the cares of this present world, are often misunderstood. however, Jesus relieved “pain” for many people, through healings and so forth. He could’ve just told them to keep on believing in Him and work through the pain cause it would make them stronger, but He didn’t. Their eternal perspective was positively affected by the healing. Maybe each case is different and of course God knows what is best.

    One thing is for sure, those who are “spiritually advanced” or further along in the progression do not go around advertising it or “bragging” about it. It is an oxymoron.

    Blessings and Maranatha,

    • It is an interesting subject, as obviously no-one is Jesus, and I see those that criticise others, often criticise what they don’t understand, including myself.

      And I don’t think Mother Teresa was bragging, but many consider her an enlightened person spiritually, whether she is or isn’t, I would not know.

      That’s another subject – is someone ‘bragging’, if they explain why they think differently to others, or are they trying to explain to others, what they can see to open their eyes. So, that’s a heart issue and I think assuming anyone is ‘bragging’ could be judging them, without personally knowing their heart. And how will people ever know about the different levels of spiritual progression, if they aren’t aware of it?

      I wrote a blog about how if you feel you are spiritually progressed further than others, not to consider yourself better than anyone. No-one is better than anyone else and everyone has value, although sin does occur, and certain sins should not be ignored, just because someone’s spiritual maturity is less. Wisdom, is knowing which sins to deal with and which to let go by.

      Having deep insight into self and others, can be powerful when used wisely. And also knowing, as I know myself, I have so much to learn and so much more I need my eyes opened to.

      No-one is ever wise enough, not even Mother Teresa.

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