Sunday, December 18, 2011

I'm just not sure anymore...



About people and people stuff, that is.


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.
Amen.

If a man who does not control his tongue imagines that he is devout, he is self-deceived: his worship is pointless.  Looking after orphans and widows in their distress and keeping oneself unspotted by the world make for pure worship without stain before our God and Father. [James 1: 26-27]

9 comments:

  1. I never was sure but I'm sure that's how people feel about me. Peace Terry.

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  2. It's difficult to be at peace all the time. Today at Mass I was thinking about how many words I say that are unkind or unjust. I was praying for the gift of interior and exterior silence, especially with those who I find most difficult to be around.
    Peace,
    Jim

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  3. Terry, Heather King has a great, recent, post on this matter of being at peace with oneself & therefore of worth to others. I spun off that on my own +blawg. I won't impose the link :)

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  4. Terry, not sure I follow that. Sorry, I'm daft sometimes...

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  5. It sure would be nice to live in Peace.

    For those of you that do, may God bless you with more.

    For those struggling, my prayers are with you.

    *

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  6. Dear children! Today I call you to love. Little children, without love you can neither live with God nor with brother. Therefore, I call all of you to open your hearts to the love of God that is so great and open to each one of you. God, out of love for man, has sent me among you to show you the path of salvation, the path of love. If you do not first love God, then you will neither be able to love neighbour nor the one you hate. Therefore, little children, pray and through prayer you will discover love. Thank you for having responded to my call. Medjugorje message, April 25, 1995

    Dear children! Today the Lord permitted me to tell you again that you live in a time of grace. You are not conscious, little children, that God is giving you a great opportunity to convert and to live in peace and love. You are so blind and attached to earthly things and think of earthly life. God sent me to lead you toward eternal life. I, little children, am not tired, although I see that your hearts are heavy and tired for everything that is a grace and a gift. Thank you for having responded to my call. Medjugorje message, April 25, 2006

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  7. Oh for pete's sake.

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