O Jesus, why do we, such finite beings, divide ourselves into so many parts and give you so little. Why does everyone have a part of us except you? Why do we lose our way on the thorns and stones of our path? Illuminate our senses, Lord. Show us that we are nothing if not yours; that we are slaves of everything and everyone if we do not find our freedom in you; that our life is a death endured day by day if it isn’t alive with your life. O Lord, dispel our darkness, our cowardice, our hesitations. The half-spent fires of love that burn with our worldly desires make more smoke and darkness than flames and light. Break into the prison that we have raised for ourselves. Come and free us and make us completely yours.
– Father Giuseppe De Luca