A Poem about Doing Good


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper
time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9



Music playing is
It Is Well With My Soul
Featuring Sandi Patty
A hymn penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford
Composed by Philip Bliss in 1873



The Paradoxical Commandments

People are often unreasonable, illogical,
and self-centered;

Love and forgive them anyway.


If you do good, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;

Do good 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.


The biggest men and the biggest ideas
can be shot down by the smallest men
and the smallest ideas;

Think big anyway.


People pretend to love the little people
but sell their souls to the big people;

Fight for the little people 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.


People really need help but may
attack you if you help them;

Help them anyway.


The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway.


Give the world the best you have and
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.



- by Dr. Kent M. Keith -


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