11 Dec Mother Theresa: Lord, Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
This week in Christian History, we feature Mother Theresa’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, given on Dec 10, 1979 where the popular prayer phrase, ‘Lord, make me a channel of your peace’ emanated.
She begins by saying,”Let us all together thank God for this beautiful occasion where we can all together proclaim the joy of spreading peace, the joy of loving one another and the joy acknowledging that the poorest of the poor are our brothers and sisters.”
The prayer reads:
Lord, make me a channel of your peace, that where there is hatred, I may bring love; that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness; that where there is discord, I may bring harmony; that where there is error, I may bring truth; that where there is doubt, I may bring faith; that where there is despair, I may bring hope; that where there are shadows, I may bring light; that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted; to understand, than to be understood; to love, than to be loved. For it is by forgetting self, that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying, that one awakens to eternal life. Amen.
Other events that happened in history this week this week, Dec. 10-16, in Church history a Puritan petition to Parliament, and a Medieval pope resigning from office.