May 27 – “anyway”

Wednesday, May 27  —  a call to the margins

Tomorrow about 40 UDM women and men will gather in the President’s Dining Room for an all-day conversation about the identity of the university.   Using digital media and the ancient art of listening, we will try to teach each other about the word “margins,” this year’s theme for Heartland Delta 7.  What are we schools about?  What grace shows itself when we are working and when we pause to listen?   I hope we surprise one another and come away changed.  Weather.com predicts a sun splashed day, breezy too.

Yesterday morning a friend read this poem written by Mother Theresa; I’d not heard it in years.  Did me good; you too?   Read it out loud with pauses; there may be a blessing here as some of us gather tomorrow.

Have a blest day,

 

john sj

Today’s Post – “Anyway”

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be good enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end,  it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Mother Teresa

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