Make me an instrument of peace

Make me an instrument of 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.
 

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;

it is in dying that we are born again.

 

-adapted from the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

 

While the fundraiser for Heather Heyer has ended, you can still make a donation, if you are able, to a variety of organizations doing good work in Charlottesville, VA.

May we all be instruments of peace and light, in dark times and always.

Love,

Melissa

  Photo by Melissa Ann Sweat, August 13, 2017

Photo by Melissa Ann Sweat, August 13, 2017