Friday, April 10, 2009
Here's the famous St. Francis prayer for Good Friday. I grew up with this on a faux stone tablet in my parents' bathroom. It seemed very much like the Serenity prayer -- something I saw a lot and didn't think about much. But as time passes, I find it more and more relevant and harder to pray, the mark for me of something I need to do. Hope you're having a great day, and I'll be back soon with a margarita video!
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy 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;
and 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.