A sermon that confronts presumptuous sins, untamed tongues, and the arrogance of opinion with a call to humility and the deep spirituality of the Prayer attributed to St. Francis preached on The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 19) at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Edenton NC on September 12, 2021.
62. A Prayer attributed to St. Francis
Book of Common Prayer – Page 863
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.
Mentioned in the sermon:
The Greatest Psychologist Who Ever Lived: Jesus and the Wisdom of the Soul by Mark W. Baker