Beauty surrounds us, but we usually need to be walking in a garden to know it - Rumi
Just a short blog this week inspired by a favourite children’s meal; pieces of spaghetti formed as letters of the alphabet in a tomato sauce. It is a theme to which I hope to return in the near future but for now, read on:
In a world where there is so much:
Abuse of power
Breach of trust
Jealousy Do I need to go on?
Then today please join me in this prayer:
‘Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
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.’
Many of you will know this prayer as one attributed to St Francis of Assisi whom God told in a dream to rebuild His church. Something which he did; indeed his legacy lasts to this day.
What is stopping you from being ‘an instrument of your peace’?
Peter is a father and a grandfather who has been retired from full time employment for a number of years