Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Path of Peace

There is the "Peace Prayer" attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. St.Francis was a very interesting monk. After undergoing deep spiritual experiences, he gave away everything he owned and went to help the poor and downtrodden. He lived a very simple life that was dedicated to spreading peace to other people and nature. His life exemplified the path of peace to all creation and the "Peace Prayer" is a dedication to him.

"Lord make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred,

Let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is error, truth;

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 indying that we are born to eternal life."

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