Updated: Oct 13, 2020
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. St. Francis
What does “an instrument of your peace” look like? What “tune” does such as instrument play? Who is the audience for such an instrument? Where can we go to hear or see it?
Today and for the next few days our Daily Inspirations will see and hear what this “instrument” can do, how it can make a difference in our lives and the lives of people around us, how it can remove things that drag us down and give us the meaning we desire.
You and I are the “instrument”. We are all different—we walk in different groups, we know different people, we don’t look alike and we don’t think and act in the same way. But we are all instruments.
For different instruments to play together they need to be following the same score. The composer for the score we as instruments need and want to follow is our Lord and the composition he has put together is a composition called “Peace.” Peace is not the absence of chaos, it is confidence in the midst of chaos. Peace, in this composition, is “the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keeping our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:7.
We instruments playing this composition do not draw attention to ourselves but join with others players to offer what the composer wants to give. And what is that? It is the quiet confidence and faith that in spite of all that may be happening to us and around us, we are people with a message worth listening to a message to believe in. And that message is peace.
What message do you need to hear today? What message are you sharing?
Prayer: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Amen.
Tomorrow: Sowing Love