“Faith is a bird that feels dawn is breaking and sings while it is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali Poet
It has been a long week or so since I last posted. As I sit to write, though, I feel a firm resolve within to “Do It Anyway.” To do what?…To continue to say “yes” to God…to continue to strive to live my life in truth and with full confidence, trust and hope in God’s faithfulness to those who love God, and are faithful to God. Despite the obstacles, despite all the wrongdoing and injustice, despite the jealousy and greed that is so present in the world around me, I refuse to stop. I pray for the heart and the will to always, “Do It Anyway”. God has given me, has given all of us, a heart for love…a heart for all that is good… a heart to build up (not to beat down or destroy)…a heart to do right. Despite the circumstances and in the words of Mother Teresa, “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 true enemies;
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest 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 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.
– Mother Teresa