There are people who have a steady flame

shining from deep inside them.

This flame is not extinguished

when others criticise or ignore them,

For it is not dependent on what others think of them;

It is what they think of themselves with a quiet certainty.

Each of us can behave in either of two ways:

We can behave like a sinner or a saint.

We help people more by giving them

a favourable image of themselves

than by constantly harping on their faults.

The saints hold up a mirror for us.

In this mirror we get a most favourable image of ourselves.

We see what we are capable of.

All we need is the will to walk

in the light of what we have seen.