Sunday, 19 February 2012


This poem is engraved on the wall of
Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta, and is called "Do it Anyway"

The poem is a variation on the Paradoxical Commandments by Kent M. Smith

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 best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis
it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.
and this link was posted on Facebook by my dear friend Dani
As we begin Lent soon
This may be beneficial to read

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