you spent your youth in earthly revelry,
providing generously to your companions not from your own,
but from your father’s, store of wealth.
We find that we never really change:
what we are deep inside we always remain:
it is the pattern of our being.
You also remained the same,
but you exchanged the old world for the new,
to become the herald of the age to come,
providing generously to us, once more,
not what was yours, but your Father’s.
Following your Master Jesus
as He walks in our needy world,
pray for us, and help us
to find the heavenly treasure of Paradise.