It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, May 28, 2018

Chapter 5, Page 28, Book 18



Memorial Day 

What is there to do when people die — people so dear and rare — but bring them back by remembering.

May Sarton

On this Memorial Day let us pray for peace.


The Peace Prayer of Saint Frances

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;
where there is sadness, joy

O divine Master, grant I 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 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

I do wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day.  What ever you may be doing today, take a moment to remember those that have served our country even unto death.

Remember too, all those we loved and lost and say a prayer for peace.  Peace begins with each and every one of us.


6 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

happy memorial day.

betty said...

Praying for peace on a day like today is a good thing to do indeed!

betty

Mevely317 said...

Indeed. "Let there be peace on earth ... and let it begin with me."

Chatty Crone said...

Have a blessed Memorial Day. sandie♥

Rick Watson said...

My Uncle Marvin Lee was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Though he died before I met him, his death brings the true costs of war into focus.

jack69 said...

peace on Earth would be such a wonderful happening. True honor is called a memory, remembering WHY and remembering how special a soldier is to be willing to die for his country. Honor the memories and Think of the families losing one so YOUNG!
Sherry & jack