In giving, we receiveThese words, that in a way was a start of this blog, comes from Snatam Kaur's song Servant of Peace and just now trying to find the lyrics I realised it was a prayer, the prayer of Sant Francis:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;Listen to Servant of Peace by Snatam Kaur.
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.