“What Good Deed Must I Do?”
Fill us with the desire, O God, to share in the eternal life that comes from knowing you.
Guard us from the belief, though, that there is some one big thing that we can do to share in that life, as if by our will or by our action we can earn it.
Make and keep us open instead to the truth that it is by your grace that we enter into that life and that it is by your grace that we experience the changes in our lives that show that we indeed share in eternal life.
“Then someone came to him and said, ‘Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?’” (Matthew 19:16)