Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace!   Karl Menninger the man who co-founded the Menninger Institute had this to say to the well known Franciscan author and poet Murray Bodo at the end of a conversation as Bodo was leaving for a flight:“Instead of setting your teeth and walking determinedly to your plane, try to make eye contact with as many people as you can ‘loving them with your eyes’.”   (From ‘The Threefold Way of St. Francis’ by Murray Bodo O.F.M.)

How wonderful it would be if all of us could take this advice!   Wouldn’t we be great instruments of God’s peace, joy and love??

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