I've been trying hard to be as kind as I can be these days. This prayer always inspires me to follow that path, to ask to be made an instrument of peace. The world is going crazy, and in my personal life, my marriage is ending. Not easy times to be an instrument of peace. My human self reacts to every stimulus that will pull me away from peace. I am working to learn not to react, but to act with holy wisdom in hopes of seeing holy reconciliation. I'm not talking about reconciliation where forgiveness and healed relationships lead to decisions to make it work.
Sometimes reconciliations leads to renew peace between two human beings. Sometimes that's the most you can possibly hope for.