St Francis 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 discord, harmony;
where there is error, truth;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is dispair, hope;
where there is darkness, light'
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 in giving that we receive;
it is in forgetting self that we find ourselves;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Twenty one years ago, when I started my road to recovery, this was a daily reading assignment. It started a change in me that I am so grateful for. I do my best each day to practice this…especially at work. Sometimes I do good, sometimes I fail miserably……