Though this day and age is covered in and clouded by so much darkness, let me seek to see and be the Light:
In these times of so much weariness and worry, let me be
In these times of so much extravagance and excess, let me be the garment of Your Poverty, the vestment of Your Simplicity,
In these times of so much disobedience and defeat, let me be the sandles of Your Perseverance, the ring of Your Faithfulness,
In these times of so much intemperance and intoxication, let me be the tunic of Your Temperance, the cloak of Your Sobriety,
In these times of so much impulsivity and impatience, let me be the sash of Your Self-Denial, the cloth of Your Self-Restraint,
In these times of so much injury and insult, let me be
In these times of so much deception and dishonor, let me be
In these times of so much sin and separation, let me be
In these times of so much egotism and evil, let me be
At a time when love seems to be disappearing from the earth and darkness covers the land…Lord Jesus Christ, Light of the World, illuminate me until I radiate You everywhere I go and in everything I do, so that everyone I meet may leave just a little better and brighter by Your Presence shining within me! Let there be Light!
In the Light of Your Love,
Your Sinner, Servant, Soldier, Son…
PS- Today’s Image of the Our Lord is the 12th Station of the Cross in Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, painted by Luigi Gregori.