Can a blind man ever appreciate the beauty and glory of light? Can a deaf man appreciate the song of divine voices?
O Father, how can one, blinded by the brief pleasures of the senses, behold the health and beauty rays which flow from the sun of self-control?
Father, how can the materially rich, but spiritually deaf, listen to the celestial, peace-giving chorus of noble qualities in the soul of the sacred?
Bless us, that we may behold in the light of good habits, that virtue is more attractive and comforting than vice, and that we may hear Thy guiding voice above all other sounds.