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.