Monday, September 13

Telling God 'anyway'...

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.

This  'Anyway' writings were found on the walls of the home of Sisters of Charity, Calcutta and is credited to Mother Teresa . It is said that this was also found on the walls of  her own bed room . 
Reading this prayer will quickly tells me of the spirit in which the Sisters of Charity work and pray. How simple things are when 'in the final analysis', everything is between me, me and God alone. Not for the world to see... not for the world to understand and it is never never between you and me anyway! Can I really take life between me and God alone in everything around me? If so, how honest my life has to be!