35. God, are you discouraged?

God, are You discouraged
When I make so many mistakes
    Every day?
God, are You displeased
That I have not made You
    The first thing in my life?
God, are You disheartened
    That every day I fail you?

Son, if I am discouraged
Then I shall not
    Look at you.
Son, if I am displeased
Then I shall not
    Smile at you.
Son, if I am disheartened
Then I shall not
    Bless you.
Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, part 9, Vishma Press, New York, 1974