Pointers for Prayer
Sometimes Christians are called to turn the world upside down. To bring the exact opposite of what we find in our world – especially in situations of violence and injustice. The prayer attributed to St. Francis is a bold one, asking for strength to give of ourselves to meet the needs of others. It recognizes that it “is in giving that we receive”, that as we give of ourselves, we receive the peace and blessing of our risen Lord Jesus. We cannot earn eternal life, but we are pardoned from the sins that block our claim on it. Think about the situations that you are involved in that require peace, consolation, transformation, hope, light and joy. Then, if you’re bold enough, pray the prayer!