September 12, 2011

This week-

Prayer of St. Francis of Asissi

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’s in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

Image via Cleon Arrey. It reminds me of this prayer, a lot, for some reason. The crazy rolling waves and the big sky- we can't be alone in this world. We can't be all of this world.

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