Reckless extravagance, laughter and daring,
lavish exuberance, thunder and light;
burning compassion and love, unexhausted,
pouring from God with all passion and might.
Artist, explorer, composer and scholar
fathom the wonder of being and need,
piercing the mystery of love and creation,
take us where hope and existence would lead.
Searching the future, yet held in the present,
cradled by all that has brought us to birth,
here we should open our hearts to our neighbors,
loving with passion, for all we are worth.
Life is not wasted when lived for the other,
self-sacrificial, devoid of all fear.
Life is enhanced by intemperate giving,
giving that's gracious, unlimited, dear.