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 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 Jesus.
Stay with us and then we shall begin
to shine as you shine,
so to shine as to be light to others.
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.
St. Mother Teresa