You were an evangelical saint
who came to love a people foreign to you
with all your heart.
Never once did you claim that
your ways were superior to theirs
or try to impose your will on others.
I ask that you give me your ability
to act toward others with sensitivity and care.
Help me to learn to discern and share the emotions,
thoughts, and feelings of my friends and loved ones,
of strangers and adversaries,
so that I can act
toward them in a loving way.
I ask that the wisdom you gained
in reaching out to strangers with
humility and love become the essence of
my spiritual life.