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Friday, December 21, 2012

Instruments of Peace



As the nation shared a moment of silence and bells tolled around the nation for each of the Sandy Hook School victims, I came across a prayer that struck a nerve and I wanted to share. Be blessed.

Prayer of St. Francis


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;
and 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.



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