“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible,” quoted the Captain.
“Who said that?” asked Ainsling.
“Ah, St. Francis of Assissi, the patron saint of animals and nature. When I was a child, I memorized one of his prayers, Li. You would like it. Let me see if I can remember it all . . .”
He closed his eyes as he recited,
“Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.”
The Red Cloak, Chapter 7, The Necessary, the Possible, and the Impossible