Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In search of...

As we struggle on this earth, we seek to rationalize how our pain fits in to God's plan and it often leaves us searching for comfort.

I have been searching for a while now.

There is a Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi taped to my bathroom mirror. It catches my eye several times a day and brings me encouragement with these words:

"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;
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. Amen"

In need of more comfort, I blankly stared at my computer screen until I found this, shared by Jared Slack. I hesitate to republish it here without his permission, but I urge you to read it by clicking here.


  1. you are too kind.

    I wish more people would tape St. Francis' words to their mirrors.

  2. Touching. Thank you for sharing.