I wanted to share a classic devotional from St. Francis of Assisi from my meditation book, A Daybook of Grace.
“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 received. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
May we all aspire to become willing vessels of peace, love and mercy this day. Amen.