Monday, May 2, 2011

Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace

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, Master, grant that I may never 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
                                                                ~ St. Francis of Assisi

More than ever, I find this beautiful peace prayer of St. Francis to be timely and so needed in our world.  It's one that we all can pray, no matter what Faith we may affiliate ourselves with. It's one that speaks the Heart of all Jesus came to say to us, and was born to live out in His life and ministry here on earth.

May we prayer this prayer... with humble hearts... beginning in our own families, communities and in all the world and in so doing, carry on the mission that Jesus has entrusted to us!

Peace be with you my Friends... the Peace that Christ gives to all the wold!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Live for God... Shine His Glory... Radiate His Love

God Loves each and every one of us, that is without a doubt and nothing that we do or say can every change that! He hopes that we will Love Him in return, though, even if we don't, He still continues to Love us endlessly, because His Love that He gives freely to us is a gracious Gift, and when God gives a Gift, He gives it forever!

God has created us to shine with all His glory and radiate His Love and Grace... to have new and everlasting Life in Jesus Christ! And the world is truly starving for all that God longs to give it to live, grow, and thrive for all eternity, as we have been created to, though we cannot do it alone and all on our own!

So many people in our world are starving and hungering, for more than just food that will satisfy their bodies for a day, but for the real food, substance that we are created to be sustained by that our hearts and souls cannot live without... the Gifts of God's Love, Light, Mercy, Grace, Forgiveness, Salvation, Peace and Hope!

God has created each of us in His very own image and likeness of Love, not so that we could live apart from Him, but, so that we could live with Him, through Him and in Him, as One... with Him... forever and ever more!

I pray that if you haven't already, that you will join me and countless others in living your life for God... shining with His Glory...  and radiating His Love!  For this is what we were born to do! It's truly what we're created for!

Many blessings in Christ!