The Prayer of St Francis, read at his funeral, says it all about the way Peter lived his life:
Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord, and where there’s doubt, true faith in you.
Make me a channel of your peace. Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, only light, and where there’s sadness, every joy.
Oh Master, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled, as to console.
To be understood, as to understand. To be loved, as to love with all my soul.
Make me a channel of your peace. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving of ourselves that we receive, and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.