It is my birthday month. I like to set the intention for the coming year. In making this declaration and affirmation, I’m taking from the words of St. Francis of Assisi.
This year, as I write my book, create my art, in my words and thoughts as I teach and speak, dear God, let me be an instrument of your peace.
Let me sow love; forgiveness, faith, hope. light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I console; understand; love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
And so it is. Amen.