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  A Christian Faith Magazine November 2003, Volume 9, Issue 4  
Thought For the Month
Shine Through Me
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Dear Lord,
help me spread your fragrance where I go.
Flood my soul with your spirit and life.
Penetrate and posses my whole being
so utterly that all my life
may only be a radiance of yours.
Shine through me,
and be in me,
so 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 you,
O Lord!

Stay with me,
then I shall begin to shine
as you do;
to shine so as to be a light to others.
The light,
O Lord,
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 you love best,
by shining on those around me.
Let me preach you without preaching,
not by words
but by example,
by the catching force,
the sympathetic influence
of what I do,
the evident fullness
of the love
my heart bears to you.

- Mother Teresa


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