Mother Teresa attended a gathering with kings and presidents and statesmen from all over the world. They were adorned in crowns and jewels and fancy clothes. She wore her sari held together by a safety pin. One statesman spoke to her of her work with the poorest of the poor in Calcutta. He asked her if she didn't become discouraged because she saw no success from her work. Mother Teresa answered, "No, I do not become discouraged. You see God has not called me to a ministry of success. He has called me to a ministry of mercy."