Loving More Than One

Polyamory as it relates to my life and written from my perspective only. MY thoughts, feelings and opinions.

Desires and Fears

on January 30, 2010

Deliver me, O Jesus,

From the desire of being loved,

From the desire of being extolled,

From the desire of being honored,

From the desire of being praised,

From the desire of being preferred,

From the desire of being consulted,

From the desire of being approved,

From the desire of being popular,

From the fear of being humiliated,

From the fear of being despised,

From the fear of suffering rebuked,

From the fear of being calumniated,

From the fear of being forgotten,

From the fear of being wronged,

From the fear of being ridiculed,

From the fear of being suspected.

—-Mother Teresa, in “Mother Teresa, A Simple Path”

This prayer is associated with Mother Teresa, because it was a prayer she utilized regularly.

But, original version written by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), the secretary of the state for Pope Saint Puis X.

(btw; calumniate–To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.)

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