The Bible teaches and nature tells us that “you reap what you sow.”
This “peace prayer” attributed to the 12th-century monk, Francis of Assisi, offers us a scriptural alternative to our culture’s practice of retaliation and retribution.
Lord, make us instruments of Thy peace.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the 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 pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
So, what are you sowing?
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
3 responses to “Sunday Seed Thoughts: The Peace Prayer”
Indeed, each seed sown, material or spiritual, can only produce after its own kind. So yes, Brother Ken. Which seed(s) are we sowing? Fine article.
Fine article, Brother Ken! Each seed sown, material or spiritual, can only produce after its own kind. That is simple common logic. So indeed, what seed(s) are we sowing?
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