Seek to love, not to be loved

Lord, make me an instrument of thy 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; And 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. — (attributed to) St. Francis

This is a different kind of peace, than feeling relaxed.  This kind of peace works hard. And it starts by loving. Key to its achievement is seeking to love, not to be loved.

Francis

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