The hardest part is people.
May we face them
without rancor or disappointment.
May we see the pain behind their actions
rather than the malice;
the suffering rather than the rage.
And in ourselves, as we struggle
with the vise of our own desires –
may we be strengthened to a quiet heart,
to a quickened empathy, to act
in gratitude rather than need.
And may we be reminded
that each time we close our hearts
to another’s, we add to the darkness;
May we be helped to always follow kindness and to always see that ours is the calling of possibilities.
Let this be our prayer, guiding us toward that which is unknown but shaped by our faith.
Iannis Xenakis - Metastasis
SWF Symphony Orchestra
Hans Rosbaud, conductor