Where will you take me?
I am afraid of drawing the longer straw,
I am afraid of signing my name to an unread agreement,
I am afraid of the ‘yes‘ that entails other ‘yeses’...
I need your ‘yes‘ as I needed Mary’s ‘yes‘ to come to earth,
For it is I who must do your work,
It is I who must live in your family,
It is I who must be in your neighborhood, and not you.
For it is my look that penetrates, and not yours.
My words that carry weight, and not yours.
My life that transforms, and not yours.
Give all to me, abandon all to me.
I need your ‘yes‘ to be united with you and to come down to earth,
I need your ‘yes‘ to continue saving the world!”
(From Prayers, by Michel Quoist, Sheed & Ward, 1963, pp. 121 and 123)