Today I will work on the Christmas presents for my children's teachers... thinking of the teachers who lost their lives in CT last Friday trying to protect their children. A tragedy that shows how desperate someone can become without Love. I'm sure that the 20 year old boy who committed this crime had never experienced Love. This is calling me to be a Christian.. St. Francis says it perfectly in his prayer and this is what I ask from God as well.
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, forgiveness;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and 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 forgiving that we are forgiven;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
Hugs to All,