Blessed are the Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.” (Mathew 5:9)


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.
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 with all my soul.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

St. Francis of Assisi
c. 1200 AD

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