Show me your mercy, O Lord,
and gladden my heart.
What you see here
is a man who has been caught by thieves,
wounded and left for dead beside the road.
You are the good Samaritan
who picks me up
and treats my wounds
with your oil and wine.
It is your pleasure
that I should spend my days in your house
with all the others you have gathered there,
where I will praise you forever.
- St Jerome 342 – 420AD