This Wise Advice was engraved on the wall of
Mother Teresa’s Home For Children in Calcutta.
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…
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you…
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight…
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
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Yours.
Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus!
Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as to be a light to others; the light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine: it will be You shining on others through me.
Let me thus praise You in the way You love best by shining on those around me. Let me preach You without preaching by words but by my example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You. Amen.
Whether we agree or not with the practices and doctrine of different Denominations we need to remember God’s vessels who were faithful to Him and to the Truth of His Word by imitating Jesus Christ, they did this by their words and actions showing God’s great, unconditional Love to everybody in both big ways and small and let’s be thankful for those who do the same today and help them multiply through the Power of God working in us.