Paradoxical Commandments


The following quotation titled “Paradoxical Commandments” is written by Kent M.Keith. I found it in a book titled “Life Without Jealousy: A Practical Guide” written by Lynda Bevan (Published byLoving Healing Press ISBN-13:978-1-932690-85-9)

In the book, Lynda Bevan wrote about the quote that it was “reportedly seen hung on a wall in one of Mother Theresa’s orphanages.

The Quotation

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. 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 the best you have got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and GOD. It was never between you and them anyway.