The poster on the hospital chapel wall, the poem from Mother Teresa, was recently recreated by Martina McBride. This song, or the prayer by Mother Teresa, seems so fitting in a world of continuously squashed hope here in Kenya. And such an encouraging reminder to keep going, to keep believing in God’s goodness despite…despite whatever, the hundred and one whatevers. I think the lyrics speak to every person, at some time or another. There’s a reason it’s on my iPod.
You can spend your whole life building something from nothing
One storm can blow it all away, build it anyway
You can chase a dream that seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway
This world’s gone crazy and it’s hard to believe that tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway
You can love someone with all your heart, for all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away, love them anyway.
You can pour whole life singing
A song that you believe in
Then tomorrow they’ll forget they ever sang, sing it anyway
God is great, but sometime life ain’t good
And when I pray, it doesn’t always turn out like it should
But I do it anyway.