This morning during my quiet time I was reminded of the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi. We had this as a song at our wedding and it is still a favourite. Sadly it is old hat and we do not get to sing it very often. In our world at present there is so much heart ache, perhaps this should be our aim.
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; and where there is sadness, joy.