Express Yourself With Feeling
We are instruments of peace.
Where there is hatred, we have an opportunity to spread love;
Where there is harm, we can cultivate forgiveness;
Where there is doubt, we can advance certainty;
Where there is despair, we can instill hope;
Where there is darkness, we can uphold light;
And where there is sadness, we can foster joy.
Lets us not aspire to be supported; as to support
to be understood; as to understand,
to be loved; as to love wholeheartedly.
It is in giving that we receive,
It is in forgiving that we break free from the shackles of hatred and anger,
and it is in dying that all new beginnings are possible.
Adapted: Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.