make me a channel of your peace

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Last night was the final celebration in the house with the red door.

There were so many highlights, but one of my favorite moments was when we shifted gears from the party to a mass in the living room. “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” or the Prayer of St. Francis was played on the piano by a family friend at the spur of the moment toward the end of mass.

Although I’ve heard this song a hundred times before, I actually HEARD the words last night.

“Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.”

My family has known despair. We have also been shown there is so much hope.

Our friends have surrounded us with light and love during the darkest times a family should ever have to face. Our friends have also been there during some of the most beautiful and wonderful times. As crazy and chaotic as it got over the years, our friends have lifted us up and have always been there. And they have shown me that that will never change.

Our six-year-old son has been humming this song all day.

And I cannot wipe the smile off my face.

My heart is at peace.

❤️

Make Me A Channel of Your Peace…

“Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred let me bring your love.
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord
And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there’s sadness, ever joy.

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.”

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