make me an instrument of your peace

sabbath
notes from maggie's farm




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.
Amen.


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    1. Hi there! I wish I knew where the statue was. This was the profile picture of my theology professor who passed away, suddenly, this week. It is an uncanny resemblance of him, as is the prayer. He was a special man. Thank you for dropping by!

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  2. What a beautiful prayer hugs to you during your time of sadness over your friend/teacher.

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    1. While this statue and prayer remind me so much of Dr. Shirley, I'm lucky enough to have a special friend who lives these principles, too.

      You.

      Love you, girl.

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    2. Ok you just made me tear up. Love you too.

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  3. Lovely! I forget how beautiful the Bible's prose can be. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. thank you for dropping in, Shelley! Speaking of lovely, there are just no words for how beautiful your little Ruby is! I am so happy for you. Blessings for you and your precious family.

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  4. What a lovely tribute to your Professor, and to St. Franicis himself. That statue of him is so lovely (I have never seen him portrayed bent over to look at a bird. It is so sweet and a goes so well with the prayer. May your professor rest in peace.

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    1. Thank you, Winnie. Like I mentioned, above, the resemblance to Dr Shirley, of both the statue and the prayer are uncanny. He was a lovely man. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  5. What a gorgeous sculpture and poem!

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    1. Thank you! The sculpture is carved out of one block of wood, and was the profile picture of a theology professor of mine who past away, unexpectedly last week. He was a great man, and strove to live his life according to St Francis' prayer.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. What a lovely post. I have always loved St. Francis.

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    1. Thanks, Molly Jo! I put this prayer on my fridge--perhaps it's my personal mission statement these days.

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