Touch my soul and kindle a fire within it,
that it may burn brightly and give light to my life.
Thus my body may truly become Your temple,
lit by Your perpetual flame burning on the altar of my heart.
And may the light within me shine on my brothers and sisters
that it may drive away the darkness of ignorance and sin from them also.
Thus let us be lights to the world,
manifesting the bright beauty of Your gospel to all around us.
- Columbanus (6th Century AD)