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"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.
The speaker tonight was a living proof of this prayer. I feel so encouraged to hear old timers who have given their entire lives to AA work. He had humbled me by his sharing & the experiences he had in serving on the AA hospitals committee. The 12 step work done over the last 30 years. I am glad to report that AA is well & ticking in our part of the world.
Mahalo Gonee....great post and I remember saying to myself (thru the thoughts of my then sponsor), after I read that prayer..."be careful what you pray for". It is not also called the "servants prayer" for nothing. Grateful for the post.
Walking with curiosity.
Thanks...gonee for the insight.
Pax Domini! Thanks Gonee.............. Recovering Altar Boy :)
thank you, Gonee. what peace there is in saying that prayer, what relief, the things we want can bless us by giving them to someone else... it is just the opposite of self-centeredness. big hugs and thanks from sheila/jj