Instruments of peace

As a new month and a new week begin, I pray that I will be an instrument of harmony in this world, a ray of light to someone in the dark. Maybe, just maybe, somebody will notice my efforts and attempt the same.

St. Francis statue in a garden.

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. — St. Francis of Assisi

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