The world today seems to be getting more and more complicated. Morals are being muddied, integrity is extinct, sincerity is shunned. It's almost enough to make a mother throw her hands up in despair!
We CAN make a difference, we can let our voices be heard. Even if the world mocks us-- or worse, ignores our pleas for a return to goodness-- we should still follow our inner-light and be an example for truth and right.
I love this quote from Mother Teresa:
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;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
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.
You see, in the final analysis, It is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
~ Mother Teresa