Paradoxical Commandments

A good read – Jesus did it Anyway.  It’s about the Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith.  He wrote these back in the 60s for student leaders.  20-30yrs later, he learned that these roamed around the earth and were used by millions of people.  When he learned that Mother Theresa had his Paradoxical Commandments hanging up on the entrance of a refuge for children, he decided to write a book about them.  Here are the commandments:

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

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