“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;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.”
This peace prayer makes me solemn. This makes me feel abashed to my life.
Saint Francis of Assisi(1182~1226)
He was born into a rich family. He left behind all money and lived in poverty.
When he was 20 years old, he was held captive for one year. That incident had a big impact on his life. He took no pleasure in his secular life any more.
Church of St. Francis of Assisi is famous for tourist destination.
Have you heard of the famous anecdote about this ‘peace prayer’?
One evening there was someone knocking the door of the Saint Francis. A tough leprosy patient was standing out. He is so cold so he entreat Francis to get warm in the room for a moment.
He took leprosy patient by the hand to lead him into the room. Then the patient want to have a dinner again. The two ate dinner together.
Late into the night, the patient is too cold. So the patient asked again the Francis to melt him in the nude. He make him warm.
When Saint Francis woke up in the next day, The patient was an illusion. Francis was aware of God. And he gave ‘peace prayer‘ to God.
How did you spend your this morning?
Listen to the inner voice.
Why don’t you make your ‘Peace Prayer’?
Go only your peace way. I hoped it. 🙂