Pax Potior Bello

“Peace is more powerful than war.”

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.
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 to eternal life.

That beautiful prayer is usually attributed to St. Francis, but he most likely didn’t write it. It first appeared in 1915.  Click here for the rest of the story.

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