I think I will start with this prayer of St Francis that has been ever present in my life lately. We sang two or three different arrangements of this prayer in choir, Carl preached on it two weeks ago, and it was the closing prayer last Sunday. The words really speak to me, as I'm sure they have spoken to many before me. Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love. Thus, the name of my blog. Let me sow love.
Lord, make me and 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.