Just Because You are My God

Oh, my God, I want to love you

Not that I might gain eternal heaven

Nor escape eternal hell

But, Lord, to love you just because you are my God.

Grant me to give to you

And not to count the cost,

To fight for you

And not to mind the wounds,

To labor and to ask for no reward

Except the knowledge

That I serve my God.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

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