Sunday, December 16, 2012

Keeping It Short

Given the unimaginable that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, CT on Friday, there is certainly nothing going on in my corner of the world that is newsworthy.  My heart feels such sadness for those who lost their lives and for their families who must somehow find the strength and courage to get up each day and simply put one foot in front of the other.


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.
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.

Prayer of St. Francis 

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