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Hello dear teachers, can you please tell me what the lines in bold mean?
Lord make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred let me 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 I 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's in dying that we are born to eternal life.
And as second question, what do you call these:!":;'}]
Could you tell me the meaning of first part: Not so much seek to be consoled. Does it mean let me have consolation so that I can give others or means let me not to need consolation!! If this question is so crazy, just leave it.Not so much seek to be consoled as to console; be the consoler of others
To be understood as to understand; be the person who understands others
To be loved as to love be the person who offers love to others
And I mean those marks individually. I put them here again: