Between You And God

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 may 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.

Author Mother Teresa



Mother Teresa was canonized a saint
September 4, 2016


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