Have you ever been uninspired? Yep. Me, too. I wanted to sit down and write. I pondered and thought and pondered some more. I even went and fixed myself a bowl of cottage cheese with nectarines. They were yummy. But, I still got nothing.
The Book of Revelation is full of incredible inspiration. I’m studying it now. The imagery is off the charts delivering both awful and awesome visuals. Plus a promised blessing to those who read it and take it to heart. Certainly a Revelation-inspired blog will be forthcoming . I just need a little more time to let it simmer.
So, for now, I’m going to invite someone else to do the inspiring. Allow me to turn it over to Miss Inspo herself. Mother Teresa.
The verses below reportedly were written on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta, India, and are widely attributed to her. However, a google search reveals the original version came from Dr. Kent M. Keith’s The Paradoxical Commandments. Variations on the poem abound. One can even detect similarities in country singer Martina McBride’s popular anthem, “Do It Anyway”…here’s the poem:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, 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 unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never just between you and them anyway.
I hope I haven’t broken any rules by posting this. Hey, if something is really inspiring and you’re not sure if sharing it constitues plagiarism. Share it anyway. As long as you give credit to the original author. Thanks, Mama T and Dr. Keith!
An evening uninspired. Not too shabby.