It's not between you and them

A new friend of mine sent me a poem that was inscribed on the wall of Mother Teresa's children's home in Calcutta.

Whether or not you believe in God, I think everyone can take something from this...  Competition is an illusion.  The race is most often with yourself--and you have to be confident that you're going as hard as you can and doing it in a way that allows you to be honest with yourself and happy with who you see in the mirror.


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;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank 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.

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 your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

The Catholic Church: Finding new ways to make itself less relevent...everyday

So, they're going to change up some of the wording of the English Mass, according to the NY Times, so that its closer to the original Latin.

Because...   to be honest, that's been a real issue effecting me.  When I say to the priest (the few times I ever go) "And also with you," I'm thinking that's just not right.  "And with your spirit" just has so a so much better ring to it.   Because, God forbid we should relate to the priest as another person instead of focusing in on his spirit.

Its good to know that when 75% of American Catholics believe the Church should ordain married men, the Church is focused on translating English so that its closer to Latin.

So here's a question...     Which happens first?  Married men in the church, a female president, or the first Met pitching a no-hitter?

Read More