A Calcutta Christmas#

Inscribed on the wall of Mother Teresa's childrens' home in Calcutta is 'ANYWAY'.

'ANYWAY' is a refreshing poem of life giving values.

'ANYWAY' echoes much of Christ's giving. And, as a hand slides into a glove Christmas too slips into 'ANYWAY'...

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 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've got anyway.

If you give up heaven and come to earth, you will not be welcomed - Jesus gave it up anyway.

If you are born in a manger and honored by shepherds, it will not be believed - But it will be  celebrated anyway.

The Father stood In Heaven and watched His Son born upon earth - Neither cared for their own interests anyway.   

The Last Word:

"Until that first Christmas no-one had ever chosen to leave heaven, none will ever choose again." 

# 'ANYWAY' is usually attributed to Mother Teresa. This version contains SoulSupply edits in bold