We can find so many reasons not to be the people God calls us to be. Mother Teresa’s prayer below calls on each of us to be that person in the face of our own excuses and the world’s opposition.
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 hones and frank anyway
When you spend years building something, someone could destroy it overnight; Build it 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 the best you have anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.