Monday, February 21, 2011

Guest Post by Mother Teresa (isn't that just like her to share)

I have said for a while that most people are not as grace filled as Mother Teresa nor as consumed by evil as Hitler, so why do we compare our lives (or others) by those standards?  Look up and then in the heart for the true measure.   However, what's a good Monday without an exception?  My friend Sue from Bible study just sent this to me, and I loved it, and want to share.

Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Looks like a devotional I pulled together for a meeting tomorrow is going to cancel (the meeting, but not devotional) so I will share/recycle with you all in the a.m.

Happy President's Day, grateful for elections and civic freedoms (different than spiritual freedoms) even if politics is as thick and sticky as simmering molasses.  OK, I am getting a little homespun.  Signing off.

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow, I love this poem. I'm going to steal (??) it for my blog. Ha!

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