We’ve used You, Jesus, sometimes savagely
to justify our deeds as though they were
approved by You who gave them sanctity,
though our intentions had been far from pure.
We’ve used You, Jesus, to give us support
as though You were a wall on which to lean,
dividing us from others, like a fort,
confusing righteousness with being mean.
Forgive us, Jesus, for our use of You,
and use us for Your will on Earth instead,
for there is nothing better we can do
than live for loving as You did and said.
If still I ask to use You, please refuse me.
I pray instead to You, please, Jesus, use me.
Mario A. Pita