If you watched our program on Sunday (12h00 on CTV, DSTV ch. 263) you would have heard Mother Teresa being quoted from her “Anyway” poem. Some of you have asked me for the exact text thereof, so here it comes:

 

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered: Love 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 have spend years building, could be destroyed 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.

People really need help but may attack you, if you do help them: Help them anyway!

Give the world the best you have, and you may get kicked in the teeth: Give the world the best you have got anyway.

“As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you, says the Lord (Isiah 66:13)”

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it never was between you and them, anyway…..

 

Mother Teresa

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