“ O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, let me sow faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, let me sow 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. 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 into Eternal Life.” St. Francis of Assissi
There is a divine power deep in the heart of every being: formless, nameless, unique and incomparable.
It is the invisible source and substance of all that exists, it is immortal, conscious, intelligent perfection that is the ultimate goal, the only true and ever-present friend, the fountain of love and life and peace.
Something deep in every one of us senses this power: it is the one thing we instinctively know is good, the one thing we love and long for, from the very depths of our souls.
To this power, we pray, to this power, we surrender in humility, in this power, we seek refuge, from this power, we derive our strength and our courage.
When all seems lost, this power will always lend succour; when all seems dark, this power will blaze its Light.
As our faith and devotion in this power deepens, we surrender all our selfishness and individuality at its feet.
We die before we die.
And then the revelation! the joy and the glory!
is who we really are.