Sunday, January 27, 2008

A City Set on a Hill

You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; Matthew 5:14

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

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.

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 giving that we receive;
it is pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is dying that we are born to eternal life.

1 comment:

sequin said...

Yes, there is such spectrum differences in the "city". If only all would be prompted to pray when confronted with the diversity. Renounce the sin, love the person.