62. Teach Me to Give Sweet Forgiveness, Though Crushed by Criticism
Teach me to behave like the orange which, though crushed and bitten, fails not to impart its sweetness. Battered by unkindness, bitten by carping criticism, or hewed with hard words and cruel behavior, teach me yet to pour the unceasing sweetness of my love.
Teach me to be like the soap-flakes which, when beaten and rubbed, give out the cleansing foam. Tried and hard-beaten by ingratitude, teach me, nevertheless, to offer the snow-white mental driving foam of my wisdom’s help.