Thursday, February 11, 2016

Saint Francis

Lord, grant that I may seek rather
To comfort than to be comforted
To understand than to be understood
To love than to be loved;
For it is by giving that one receives,
It is by self-forgetting that one finds,
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven,
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
(Francis of Assisi, in Flowers Along the Path by Esther Carls Dodgen, p. 306)
11 February 2016

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