Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Mother T

I found this on the door of a bakery in Nairobi the other day next to a little photo of Mother Teresa. I remember hearing it a few years ago but as I stood outside the bakery in the December sun I found God speaking to me through it. Not only is it a prayer of perseverance but it is a reminder to keep living for God in whatever we are doing.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

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

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

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