The Prayer of St. Francis

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.

Give 'em a Break

Have mercy on others. In other words, give 'em a break. Especially those near and dear to you. Listen to what William Shakespeare had to say about mercy in this 60 second moment of reflection.




Have mercy on others






An Inspiring Woman





I want to tell you about a lady with a great soul and who was a free spirit. Her name was Peace Pilgrim and she walked over 25,000 miles across America with a message of peace and love. 

She made friends everywhere and touched everyone's hearts and inspired everyone who met her.

Here's how I found out about this super lady.

A few months ago I went to the Goodwill Store on San Pablo Avenue in Oakland. I was enjoying some quiet time on a Sunday afternoon, browsing through their books, when a book lept out and caught my attention. It was called Peace Pilgrim: her life and work in her own words. 

I bought the book and could not put it down.  I loved her integrity, her ideas, her philosophy, and her free spirit. 

I also found out that there is a website devoted to her. The movie about her is there to watch for free. 

Here is the link to the website dedicated to a wonderful woman.

You can read the book there.  It has become a spiritual classic

Want to watch a good inspiring movie?

a documentary film about her life and ideas
Peace Pilgrim: an American Sage


 
"This is the way of peace:  Overcome evil with good,
  and falsehood with truth,  and hatred with love."

 ....Peace Pilgrim

 






Roland Trujillo, pastor and author of 19 books, has been helping people for over 25 years. Visit his 24/7 Self help Resource Center at talktoapastor.org