christmasOn A Personal Note December 5, 2013

Instrument of Peace

This post is from my December newsletter.

You might want to play this first.

I first heard this song in November this year and cannot stop thinking about it-playing it over and over-and striving to become an instrument of peace to those around me.  The song is found on The Canadian Tenors Christmas album and I want to share the words with you in hopes that it will change this Christmas season for you too.

“Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
Where there is falsehood, let me bring truth.
Where there is pain, I’ll comfort you.
Where there is silence, let me sing praise.
Where there’s despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is blindness, let me bring sight.
Where there is darkness, let me bring light.
And with these words I speak
Grant that I may not seek
To be heard but to hear
To be consoled but to console.
Not to be seen but to see.
To be loved but to love.
For when we give love, we will receive.
When we forgive love, we’ll find reprieve.
It is in dying we’ll be released
Make me an instrument of peace.”

Happiness truly comes from putting others’ needs in front of our own.