Speak to me oh my heart;
show me how to love myself,
to forget the past,
to bury my mistakes
in the wisdom
that I have done
the best I could.

Speak to me oh my heart;
show me how to love my neighbor
without pity,
without arrogance,
no platitudes,
no shame,
believing they have done
the best they could.

Speak to me oh my heart;
help me love those who kill and maim,
who abuse and belittle,
the perpetrators
of unconscious acts
of violence,
believing that they have done
the best they could.

Speak to me oh my heart;
let me see the struggling souls
shaped and forged
in the fires of hell;
show me a way to take them
from their sorrows,
believing that they can still be
the best they can be.