Sunday, February 13, 2005

Tragic

Though the story is not mine to tell, I can say that these are the moments that mold and define us as people. I don’t have the words to express my feelings adequately, but John Rutter set the words of this prayer to music several years ago, and I find that they bring a great feeling of peace.
The Prayer of Saint Francis
"O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light, and
Where there is sorrow, joy.
Oh 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."

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