Tuesday, July 12, 2005

a prayer attributed to St. Francis

Lord,
Make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we 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 pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen

3 comments:

ANTI-ONION SOCIETY said...

Ang,
your timing is uncanny.. thanks, I needed to read this prayer in it's entirety today. You'll understand if you read today's entry on my blog.
Love you!

katiesams said...

Hi Ang,
I just love soaking up a bit of your Rudd-ness. I visited Lynn and Andy this past weekend, but a visit there always seems too short. As it is with life. Your blog reminds me of that. I also have a ton of reading to catch up on!

Ang said...

Katie Rose,
I haven't seen today's post yet. but i will. I love and miss you and can't wait to chat about all your new exciting happenings and pursuits.
I love you--and you are always included in my prayers.

and Katie sams,
Yes..i too miss andy and lynn already. I love spending time with them. I always feel more full, thoughtful, and happy after spending time with them.
You don't know how much it means to me to say that I remind you of them.
thanks.
-ang