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Dear Friends,

In my previous post, I noted that today is Rosh Hashanah and also the first day of Ramadan, and stated that it is not a special Christian holiday.

I quickly received the following email:

Carol, How could you forget that today is the feast day of that very special saint and peacemaker, Francis of Assisi?? This makes the convergence of holy days complete, n’est-ce pas?

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Sylvia Melrose

Here is the St. Francis prayer:

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
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,
It is in dying . . .that we are born to eternal life.

 

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Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she is helping to distribute a Peace Plan for the Holy Land- email her for a copy. She also a film producer with Paradise Cove Productions.

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