Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Prayer

Dear Jesus,

Help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go.
Flood our souls with you Spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly
  that our lives may only be a radiance of yours.
Shine through us and be so in us
  that every soul we come in contact with
  may feel your presence in our soul.
Let them look up and see no longer us, but only
The light, O Jesus, will be all from you.
None of it will be ours.
It will be you shining on others through us.
Let us thus praise you in the way you love best
  by shining on those around us.
Let us preach you without preaching;
  not by words, but by our example.
By the catching force,
  the sympathetic influence of what we do,
  the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you.

Author: Mother Teresa

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