Shine Through Us
by Cardinal Newman
Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go.
Flood our souls with your 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 so be in us, that every soul we come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul.
Stay with us, and then we shall begin to shine as you shine; so to be a light to others… 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 example, [by] the evident fullness of the love
our hearts bear to you. Amen.”