Teach me your Way, O Lord
Lord,
Teach me your way of treating others -
sinners, children, Pharisees,
Pilates and Herods,
and also John the Baptists.

Teach me your way of eating and drinking,
how to act when I'm tired from work
and need rest.

Teach me compassion
for the suffering,the poor, the blind, and the lame.
You who shed tears,
show me how to live my deepest emotions.
Above all, I want to learn
how you endured your Cross.

Teach me your way of looking at people:
the way you glanced at Peter after his denial,
the way you touched the heart of the rich young man
and the hearts of your disciples.

I would like to meet you as you really are,
since you change those who really know you.
If only I could hear you speak
as when you spoke
in the synagogue of Capernaum
or on the Mount of Beatitudes!

Give me grace to live my life,
within and without,
the way you lived your life,
O Lord.

--Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Jesus Christ, the Son of God said:
"I am the way, the truth, and the life."

His every word and deed bring truth and life.
Shall we not draw close to him?

Faith says he is not far away.
We can still hear him speaking in the gospels.
We can still find him in the Church and in the sacraments.
We can still see him in those who follow him.

Shall we not follow him, too?

 

 

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