Weekend Wisdom: Make Me An Instrument

This poem by St. Francis of Assisi seemed like a good one to post this weekend.

 

Make Me An Instrument

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.

 

Weekend Wisdom: Kent Nerburn

I discovered this first quote from Kent on Guideposts Facebook page. Thanks to SearchQuotes for the other two. May you do a lot of celebrating today.

 

I believe God embedded the miraculous in the ordinary, and it is our task to discover it and celebrate it.

Kent Nerburn

Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.

Kent Nerburn 

Love has its own time, its own season and its own reasons from coming and going. You can not bribe it or coerce it or reason it into stay. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you. 

Kent Nerburn

Weekend Wisdom: A New Command

This is really not a new command, but after all the events in the world recently, I felt that we needed this reminder.

Follow this to bring not only love, but joy to one another.

God bless you as you live out this command.

 

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”

John 13: 34 – 35

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