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What shall we then say to these things?

Posted on May 31, 2020 at 8:35 PM

In these times of high tension and complete despondence with what is going on in our country compounded by the coronavirus pandemic, I am reminded by the word in Romans 8:31...if God be for us, who can be against us? Let me encourage all of us as people of color that are feeling down, angry, violated, discriminated against, and devalued as human beings by police brutality, that because God is with us we can take refuge and comfort in the prayer of Saint Francis, that we will become an instrument of peace during these chaotic times:

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.


Categories: Inspirations from Pastor & 1st Lady Bessman, Weekly devotion

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Reply Sayndee
3:54 PM on June 5, 2020 
Great and inspiring post.