This is a hard question to ask myself,
but ask it I must. How much am I willing
to lay down for You? Put back on the shelf
the baubles and toys that make life seem thrilling?
There was once a time – I remember it still –
the way of the cross was a path all-compelling.
How much would I now renounce to Your will,
to be caught by a love all others excelling?
Am I sleep-walking on, at the risk of my soul,
to gain a whole world that must crumble to dust?
Have I taken my eyes off the one worthwhile goal?
This is a hard question, but ask it I must.