If I am your child, protected, why then feel I fear?
If I have learned forgiveness, why feel I resentful?
If I have repented well and truly, why feel I remorse?
Do I yet live under the pain of these things, Lord, that I may grow in my compassion for others?
Let me not mind today’s difficult spots, they are mere demonstrations.
My brothers and sisters, let me show them the relief you have given me, that they may, too, feel it.