Thursday, March 25, 2010

Eternal life

I read this poem this morning and found it to be especially comforting and inspiring so I thought I would share:

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,
It is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

- St. Francis of Assisi

1 comment:

  1. Great poem! Thanks for sharing. I think Crowder has a song that sounds similar, but I have not idea if they're meant to be related.

    Hope y'all are doing well!