Marian P. Merritt - Lagniappe

Where the Bayous Meet the Mountains

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Life Goes On...

Indeed it does, regardless of what we do, think, or feel. Life continues on. All we can hope for is that we’ve made some type of positive impact in the lives we’ve encountered along the way. An impact of good, not harm. And left a lingering note that God loves ALL his children and wants them back. I hope those who are lost will find their way back into the arms of a loving God who can forgive the most grievous of sins in a repentant heart. I pray this with a driving passion that overwhelms.

This Easter time, reflect on the sacrifice that was made for each of us and make a vow to pray ceaselessly for those who are lost. Those who struggle to find purpose in a world that has no purpose.

This prayer of St. Francis has usually hung at my work place or in my Bible. It’s such a powerful way to ask God to use each of us. But most importantly, when we pray this prayer we’re asking God to make us like Jesus.

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 that 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 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.

He is Risen, Indeed….