Stay with me,
and then I shall begin to shine as You shine:
so to shine as to be a light to others.
The light, O Jesus, will be all from You.
None of it will be mine.
No merit to me.
It will be You who shines through me upon others.
O let me thus praise You,
in the way which You love best,
by shining on all those around me.
Teach me to show forth Your praise,
Your truth, Your will.
Make me preach You without preaching—
not by words,
but by example and by the catching force,
the sympathetic influence,
of what I do—
by my visible resemblance to Your saints,
and the evident fullness of the love
which my heart bears to You.
— John Henry Cardinal Newman