Being a Christian is about having a living relationship with Jesus that affects the way we live life every day. As we listen to Him and follow in His footsteps our lives start to look radically different from the people around us. Mother Teresa’s life is an example of that. This was written on a sign on the wall of her children’s home in Calcutta:
‘People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centred; 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 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 God; it was never between you and them anyway.’
‘God made you to do good works, which God planned in advance for you’ to live your life doing. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing or not doing; you just go ahead and do the good works He’s planned you to do.
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