Tuesday, December 25, 2007
  Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men!
Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in you

Oh, Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand
To be loved, as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there's despair in life let me bring hope;
Where the is darkness, only light;
And where there's sadness, ever joy.

Make me a channel of your peace.
It is pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men that we receive;
And in dying that we're born to eternal life.
- Prayer of Saint Francis

"It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! God bless us, every one!"
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Prayer of St. Francis is one of the most beautiful prayers I've ever seen and/or prayed. I had a copy of it taped to my fridge for a long time until my little boy managed to get it down and shred it.

Still, every time I see it, I am moved. What a beautiful Christmas Day post.
Thanks Dawn,

I LOVE "A Christmas Carol" and it's tale of change and redemption. It gives me hope that one day I will be the husband, father and child of God I should.

I had heard "The Prayer of St. Francis" many times but I was reminded of it this week on a public television piano instruction program, of all places. I found it especially moving this year for some reason.
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