Sunday, April 6, 2014

An Instrument of God's Peace

“It is to peace that God has called us.” (1 Corinthians 7:15)

“Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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.”
            [--Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226]

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer!  Amen.  Always remember that God loves you and I do, too!

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