Amidst the Pain and Disfigurement
That you have made us in the image
of your own mystery
thanks be to you, oh God.
That in the soul of every human being
there are depths beyond naming
and heights greater than knowing
thanks be to you.
Grant us the grace of love this day
that amidst the pain and disfigurement of life
that amidst the pain and disfigurement of our own life
we may know the richness that lies buried
in the human soul.
From John Philip Newell's Sounds of the Eternal