Help Them Anyway

Man meditating on a rock at the sea

There really is no right or wrong, only a man-made perception there is. If we see another in need, regardless of gender, faith or ethnicity, help them…even if it means ridicule.

There was a young man who tried to live his life by doing good, while often accused of being a dreamer. Smiling, he continues on his way…knowing, as John Lennon sings “I’m not the only one.”

One day this young man devotes his life to helping those in need. After helping many find their way in this Canvas of Life, he meets another lost pilgrim in search of happiness.

Challenging this man to letting go of limited possibilities, he encourages the other to accept infinite possibilities. At first the gentleman was skeptical, but afterwards found peace and happiness only to accuse the young man of being wrong. Not worried the young man washes his hands, blesses him and moves on.

The man in need was an addict, lost and scared. When asked what makes him feel good, the Good Samaritan suggest he follow what makes him feel good. In doing so, the man in need began small only to rise to bigger and better opportunities to paint the Canvas as he saw fit. This made the Good Samaritan very pleased. Regardless of the loss in friendship, the Good Samaritan knows that this gentleman will be ok…washing his hands and blessing him on his way.

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.

~Mother Theresa

Stepping into the Canvas with humility, through humility we come to know it was never really us but a higher power at hand. Being the tool for the Canvas, we set out to Create the Canvas of Life as we see fit, allowing whatever is needed to lead us on our way. Encountering a disbeliever…we set out to help them anyway…this is The Way.


What If?

In a world of good and evil, we are left with many moral dilemmas. Outlined by society, we are told what is right and what is wrong. When all we need to do is look within our hearts to know truth in our daily actions. Imagine if we all applied the ancient wisdom of “The Seven Generations.” This is a concept where every action contemplated and repercussions carefully thought out. Not just for this lifetime, but seven generations after ours. This next poem reminds me a lot of the song What if God was one of Us? by Joan Osborne. Imagine if we all saw Christ in every person…

What if the person you are arguing with was God?

How would you treat them?


What if the person you hate was God?

Would you reconcile?

What if the person you were about to steal from was God?

Would you still do it?


What if the person you are about to cheat on was God?

Would you still cheat?

What if the person you are about to kill was God?

Would you pull the trigger?

Stop waiting for the Messiah and his return.

See that he is already here.

See him in yourself, feel him.

See him in others, hear his words.

Love everyone, change the world!

We can create the Heavens,

and abolish Hell forever.

See through eyes of our creator

and finding salvation.

See the promise land,

as you are already in it.


“I see Jesus Christ in all his distressful disguises.”

~Mother Theresa

Step into the Canvas with eyes of compassion: instinctively slowing down. letting others into our lane; extending a hand to a stranger, when in need; throwing spare change at the homeless, as we are filled with abundance; removing the need to win; offering solutions, not complaints; giving freely in the name of Love…for that is all we are meant to be.