Daily Reflections

November 21


Lord, make me a channel for thy peace-that where there is hatred, I may bring love--that when there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness--that where there is error, I ma bring truth--that where there is doubt, I may bring faith--that where there is despair, I may bring hope--that where there are shadows, I may bring light--that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, Grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted--to understand, that to be understood--to love, than to be loved. For 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. Amen


       No matter where I am in my spiritual growth, the St. Francis prayer helps me improve my conscious contact with the God of my understanding. I think that one of the great advantages of my faith in God is that I do not understand Him, or Her, or It. It may be that my relationship with my Higher Power is so fruitful that I do not have to understand. All that I am certain of is that if I work the Eleventh Step regularly, as best I can, I will continue to improve my conscious contact, I will know His will for me, and I will have the power to carry it out.


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