Thursday, November 10, 2016

Make me an Instrument of Peace

I am horrified at what has been unleashed in America as a result of this election. Hatred, bigotry, nonacceptance and marginalization appears to have been reinforced; it is openly showing it's ugly face again in so many parts of the country. 

In the numbness of despair, what I can do is to fight for justice and acceptance; to do all I can to make sure those hard fought for freedoms are protected for all Americans, and all humankind.  

God help us all. 

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.
St. Francis of Assisi 


8 comments:

Faye said...

Beautiful piece and so appropriate. Violence is not the American way.

Valerie-Jael said...

I can only say Amen to that, we are all in shock over this terrible decision, The USA and the whole of the world really need God's blessing now. God save us all from Trump and all who support him and his inhuman ideas and plans. Hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

I couldn't agree more with your thoughtful words. Perfect prayer too. Happy PPF!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photo and post ~

Hoping for the best as I and MA are not happy with the results of the election ~ makes no sense unless this is the 'dumbing down of America' written about a few years ago ~

Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

My name is Erika. said...

I agree. What a society it is right now, so divided. It is scary. Lets hope we can heal and move forward and this new president elect leads the people together, not more of this campaign hatred. Happy PPF!

Susan said...

A timely reminder for us all

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Beautiful.

Julene said...

Lovely verse and picture. The good thing is we can build peacefully by reaching out to those who are so upset. Violence is something I've not understood as a means to change. Thankfully we can pray and do something positive for others going forward.

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