A Morning Offering of Self

O My Jesus, here is my tongue that Thou mayest watch over it, that it may not utter more than pleases Thee, and that my silence may speak to Thee. Here are my ears, that they may listen only to the voice of duty and to Thy Voice, O Jesus! Here are my eyes, that they may not cease to behold Thee in every face and in every work. Here are my hands and my feet, that Thou mayest make them agile, that they may be riveted to Thy service alone and to the execution of Thy desires. Here are my thoughts, that Thy Light may possess them. Here is my heart, that Thy Love, O Jesus, may reign and rest in it!

– Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity (1901-1942), Poor Clare of Jerusalem and Mystic.

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