According to fascinating new work from Boston University, finding a reason to get out of bed every morning can help us avoid the grave. Researchers report that people with higher levels of purpose in life may have a lower risk of death from any cause. Notably, the positive relationship between purpose and longevity is held up […]
While doing some research on the famous Prayer of St. Francis I found this awesome Twelve Steps version, which appears in Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, an Alcoholics Anonymous book. Seems with everything going on in the world this is a fitting prayer for those of us who want to try to make things a little better and of course anyone grappling with addiction.
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.