Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Why Bother Breathing?

If I have to let go of everything, what's the point of life? Why even bother breathing?

I suppose it is to love, I have loved more than you can ever imagine. St Francis seems to point the way with his prayer for peace... not necessarily world peace, but you know...inner peace.

Oh 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

Oh Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much 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 into eternal life. 


There is so much propaganda in the world today about getting things; we want material things, we want money, we want love, heck sometimes we just want our needs met but this prayer is a wonderful reminder that it is what we give that sustains us and leads us to getting what we willingly and lovingly share.

Happy Holydays!