During a recent worship service, as part of our time of prayer, I referred to a saying attributed to Mother Teresa, although it may have been written by Kent M. Keith.  It contains words which are said to have been written on the wall of Mother Teresa’s children’s home in Calcutta.  I share it here, because after the service, a few people came up to me and mentioned how this saying has kept them good company over the years.  May we continue to be blessed by its wisdom.  I hope you are all enjoying these summer days!

 – Pastor John

Do It Anyway

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 God;
It was never between you and them anyway.