“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives,
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you,
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous,
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will be forgotten tomorrow,
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough,
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”
This poem was written by Mother Teresa and, as a devote Catholic, she, literally, lived her faith. Unfortunately, kindness and forgiveness only work on those who are receptive to their influence.
And, more unfortunately, many American women are no longer receptive to Christianity, in any form, because radical, second-wave feminism’s academics have deceived them into believing that embracing Christianity will result in a life defined by “oppression” and “patriarchy”, when in fact, it will set them free, free to find happiness, honesty, goodness, and God.
Note: Please see the comment below by Ms. Wilkinson. If anyone can confirm the information that she has put forth, I would appreciate your input as well. Thank you.