Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem
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;
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've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
In the Image are short devotional stories written by Ed Olfert. For those who read Prince Albert's newspaper, The Daily Herald, you have the good fortune to read these incredible stories by this very gifted writer.
We'd like to thank the newspaper's editor for giving Grace Mennonite Church permission to include In the Image on our website for you to enjoy.
Thank you, Ed, for sharing your creative, witty, and colourful stories that bring a piece of Heaven to the readers' minds.
Ed sees God in everyday life and has the creative ability to put those observations into stories that make the readers laugh, cry, and, most importantly, experience God's holiness.