PRAYER: Enroll Us In Your School Of Love by Helder Camara

Enroll Us In Your School Of Love by Helder Camara

Teach us to love and be loved
in perfect transparency.

Let our love be diaphanous,
lest we project
the more in our eye
into the eye of another,
and make it a beam besides!

Let our love be transparent
lest we ever play host
to a love that is false.
Love that springs from aught but you,
love that lives in aught but you,
love that returns not to you,
is not love.

Teach us to love each and every person
as if he or she
were the only person on Earth.
After all,
this is how you love:
uniquely, truly, robustly;
it’s perfect, your way.

But our way,
in this poor human clay,
love creates incredible problems,
given the machismo
common to the three sexes
and most particularly
to the unlucky third.

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