May we all embrace our differences. May our hearts be filled with Love, Joy and Peace. May we look at each other and see our beauty, truth and divinity.
~ Silfath Pinto
The month of December marks the end of another year. This year, it has become more and more evident that what the world needs now is “Peace” in the minds and hearts of all people. Help me pray that this becomes a reality sooner rather than later. Join me in taking a minute to recite an Interfaith Prayer for Peace by St. Francis of Assisi. Let us envoke God’s Love, through this prayer, for peace in the world.
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.
I pray that you and the people close to you experience a joyful and peaceful New Year!
~ Fran Cosentino, AFSI, Bursar/Registrar