It seems fitting, and perhaps providential, that the theme for our upcoming Convention is "Lord Make Us Instruments of Your Peace." In light of what is happening in our nation's capital, and the broader unrest around the country and world, I ask that you join me in daily prayer of the Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.

Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is
hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where
there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where
there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where
there is sadness, joy. Grant that we 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. Amen.