Morning Collect

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is
hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where
there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where
there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where
there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to
be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is
in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we
are born to eternal life. Amen.

(BCP 833)


Kay Guest said…
Thank you for reminding me of this movie and for your thoughtful views about it. I wish I could remember the quote that somehow goes along the lines of "Many people worship Jesus but few follow him"...somehow, there is something involved in a hind leg in that quote...could be getting it mixed it up with something else.Yesterday, my husband ane I visited the monastery and attended the 5:15 service. It occurred to me that anyone looking at the monks will know that they are working for God...could anyone say the same for me?
I envy your proximity to the monastery. I still have never been, believe it or not. Some day I will just put it on the calendar.