06 May 2009

Anniversary Part Deux

Over this past week Rach and I nightly completed the what-were-we-doing-2-years-ago-tonight? exercise. It is a precious and peculiar thing for 2 people to be able to account for these things like that. It has become increasingly evident to me that the life and love that we've built and continue to build is special. I look back with pride and reminisce with little or no regret over this past 24 months. Moreover, I look forward with anticipation and giddy excitement over the ways that we will continue to grow together in the love and grace of God. Despite our work, particularly mine most of the time, to selfishly sabotage and hijack what we are becoming and where we are going, we continue to grow, mature, learn, and cling to each other and the Giver and Flawless Lover.

These words of St. Francis are my prayer for us; that in unity and love we continue to grow as divine instruments.
Lord, make us instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
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.

1 comment:

Becca Christensen said...

You know what? I spent some time praying for you guys and your relationship this morning so I'm glad I stumbled across this blog entry. I love you Bresford.