Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
Happy New Year to all my Brothers and Sister of every faith, race and creed around the world! May God bless you all this year with health and happiness, wisdom and love. I can think of no better resolution for the New Year than to resolve to be of service in any way we can, and to repeat these noble words and lovely prayer.
Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
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.
- Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi