Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day Fourteen (14): peace and friendship

Yesterday I was running around, getting ready to leave my lovely friends' house and go home to NS,  and I noticed this framed piece: I'm not much of one for devotional phrases, but the prayer of St Francis is a pretty good one to have around, and it struck me that the last five days, in spite of their hectic colour, were truly about this at their core:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.


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