26 Apr 2020. 3rd Sunday Easter, Cycle A-2020. Acts 2:14, 22-33 + 1Pt 1:17-21 + Lk 24:13-35
The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, how our priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him (Lk 24:19).
Managers brave the flame on name to tame a flame. Advisers avoid the shame of blame to claim a fame. Faultfinders crave a name to flame a fame.
One who commits a mistake is one who does something; one who commits no mistake is one who does nothing. Two faults there are: one committed; the other omitted. Be flamed in doing something, than be blamed for doing nothing.
Mother Teresa bent to do something when nobody went to do anything. Mistakes and missteps scarred her, but scared her not. Thinker and talker sparred much for the best course, but spared none for the love cause.
Through tirade or accolade Mother Teresa loved aloud in The Emmaus Anyway. VSS
THE EMMAUS ANYWAY of Mother Teresa (written by Kent Keith, popularized by Mother Teresa)
“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 true enemies; succeed anyway.
“If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you; be honest anyway.
“What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.
“If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you; be happy anyway.
“The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow; do good anyway.
“Give the world the best you have, and it may never be 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.”
Poster with quote of Blessed Mother Teresa.