Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

 

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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 your best anyway.

— Mother Teresa

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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2 Responses to Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

  1. ann plyler says:

    What a practical essay! Thank you! Ann

  2. CSSF says:

    Reblogged this on Felician Sisters CSSF and commented:
    Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

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