The news is filled with stories of turmoil. St. Francis understood that peace was our reward—we just need to cultivate and share it.
I am troubled by
the violence I see every day—
by the anger and conflict
among people and nations.
But I know that you bless those
who foster peace in this world—
and it can begin with me.
Show me how to cultivate peace
and to bring it into
and the world around me.
Start with this simple prayer but build outward: What can you do to bring about peace in an often violent world? How can you build bridges instead of walls?