God, You are the source of all life.
You created me and formed me in my mother’s womb.
You gave Your only Son Jesus so that I may
have live, and have it to the full.
You shaped me and blew the breath of life
into me and made me become a living being.
My pride and selfishness makes me think I am God,
and this blinds me to think that I live for myself.
Your servant St. Paul reminds me that while I live,
I live for You, God, and if I die, I am Yours.
Facing the music of life that it offers,
the challenges at times makes me “cut out”
myself from the very source of life.
I am like the branch that cuts out from the true vine.
When I am not connected to the source of life or the true vine,
I really feel empty, and it makes me think
that life is not worth living.
The source of life fills me with all the blessings and graces I need.
Restore me that I may be one with You.
You are my life.
- Columban Fr. Taaremon Matauea