Mother Teresa from Calcutta
“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
"If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."
Mother Teresa’s sincere love and care for the poor, sick and orphans conducted through the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, is the guiding values for LOJF Family.
The LOJF Light Group and Outreach program are instilled with family love and care from each member to others.
St. Yohanes Paulus II
Pope John Paul II is the source of inspiration for the Light Of Jesus Family (LOJF). His passion and belief that youth are the future of the Church, compels the LOJF to continue his mission in supporting youth to become active Catholic cadres with a shining spirit to bring this world back to Christ. This Times magazine “Man of the Year 1994” continues to resonate in LOJF: “Dear young people, do not be afraid to live holy life, be saints of the new millennium”.
The soul and personality of Pope John Paul II, whose original name was Karol Wojtyla, is so appropriate for youth. He was known as the Pope of the Youth because he embraced youth in a relevant, interesting and creative way through the World Youth Day – a festival loaded with hope for youth to preach the Gospel. "The world you are inheriting is a world which desperately needs a new sense of brotherhood and human solidarity. It is a world which needs to be touched and healed by the beauty and richness of God`s love. It needs witnesses to that love. The world needs salt. It needs you – to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world“ (Closing speech, World Youth Day 2002)