How often in life do we need to be reminded to make me a channel of your peace. Make me a good peaceful person for myself and others amidst the storms in life. This is a great perspective especially in times when people hurt you by the words or deeds and we are called to love anyways. One of the best quotes I heard relative to this "Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace" was from Mother Teresa. She said:
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
I guess the point is to focus on being the best loving person and forgiving always and loving more despite anything going on around you. If you fuse this wonderful quote above with the the Serenity prayer, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.", then we have a perfect recipe for good living that leads to more peace. Enjoy this song "Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace". Sending peace and love, Keith
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