Instruments of Christ: Reflections on the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

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Through one of the world’s most beloved and inspirational prayers, the Peace Prayer, Franciscan priest Albert Haase challenges us to look beyond ourselves and toward God, and henceforth all of humanity. In this compact but compelling book Haase reflects on each phrase of the Peace Prayer, offering us ideas about what it means to truly be a peacemaker and “Little Christ.” Haase explores six seeds he says we need to sow if Easter Peace is to blossom in this world—love, forgiveness, faith, hope, light and joy. ...
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Overview

Through one of the world’s most beloved and inspirational prayers, the Peace Prayer, Franciscan priest Albert Haase challenges us to look beyond ourselves and toward God, and henceforth all of humanity. In this compact but compelling book Haase reflects on each phrase of the Peace Prayer, offering us ideas about what it means to truly be a peacemaker and “Little Christ.” Haase explores six seeds he says we need to sow if Easter Peace is to blossom in this world—love, forgiveness, faith, hope, light and joy. Stories from the author’s life as well as those of friends punctuate each reflection and encourage us to plant these seeds of virtue and send forth the eternal message that we all desire and need peace in our daily lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867165722
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 81
  • Sales rank: 1,010,251
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Lord and Divine Master 7
Chapter 2 Instruments of Peace 14
Chapter 3 Sowing Love Amid Hatred 20
Chapter 4 Sowing Pardon Amid Injury 27
Chapter 5 Sowing Faith Amid Doubt 34
Chapter 6 Sowing Hope Amid Despair 40
Chapter 7 Sowing Light Amid Darkness 47
Chapter 8 Sowing Joy Amid Sadness 53
Chapter 9 Consoling, Understanding and Loving 60
Chapter 10 In Giving, We Receive 67
Chapter 11 In Dying We Are Born to Eternal Life 74
Conclusion: Amen 80
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