A word from your Chaplain:
For this weeks devotion, I would like us to consider the inspiring prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. Although this prayer was penned by St. Francis in the early 12th Century, it is so needed in our lives today. It reveals his practical understand of the message of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“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.”
The Lord brought these simple, but powerful words back to my memory this week. They are timely words that I believe are needed so much today.
I pray they will bless you too.
Be blessed as you seek Him,