October 4, 2011

Happy Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

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.
♥ “True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.”

♥ “The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”

♥ “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”

♥ “Preach the gospel always, and when absolutely necessary, use words.”

♥ “A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

 ♥ “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

♥ “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reminding me of some of the wisdom of St. Francis...I needed to hear it today.