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Simple Truth


flowers/springMy desire in life is to make a difference somehow, some way.  That being said, I’m never quite sure how to make that happen.  Today I heard a prayer credited to St. Francis and realized that maybe I’m making the challenge harder than it should be.  I share his words with you hoping that you, too, will realize that making a difference is not as hard as we sometimes imagine.

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 see
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.

Carry on, my friends.  Together we can all make a difference.

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9 thoughts on “Simple Truth

  1. Well this is crazy!!!! We’ve had some potentially stressful situations happening the past few weeks that should not be complicated and I literally have been singing the hymn to that prayer in my head over and over every time I feel the stress creeping up, trying to stay in peace. I couldn’t read that without singing it just now lol. You posting this really reaffirms my Faith. There’s no other way to explain it as I’ve told no one about me singing this or my struggle to stay in peace. Wow…..

    1. The prayer is new to me, but it seems a good reminder of how to make a difference without overworking. I’m going to have to next find the hymn.

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