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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Radiating Christ

Sometimes one finds a prayer that helps and this one by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman is one that I want to share with you.

Radiating Christ
Dear Jesus, help me to spread your fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my sour with your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that my life may be only a radiance of yours.

Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus.

Stay with me and then I will 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.
It will be you, shining on others through me.

Let me thus praise you in the way that you love best, by shining on those around me.
Let me preach you without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to you. Amen.

Today is the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross.

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