Stay with me, and then I shall 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. No merit to me.
It will be you who shines through me upon others.
O let me thus praise you, in the way which you do love best,
by shining on all those around me.
Give light to them as well as to me; light them with me, through me.
Teach me to show forth your praise, your truth, your will.
Make me preach you without preaching-not by words,
but by my example and by the catching force, the sympathetic influence, of what I do –
by my visible resemblance to your saints,
and the evident fullness of the love which my heart bears to you.
John Henry Newman, Jesus the Light of the Soul, MD p. 365.