Thomas a Kempis wrote the classic, The Imitation of Christ. Today our Lenten poem/prayer from Education for Justice is from that book.
Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know,
To love what I ought to love,
To praise what delights thee most,
To value what is precious in thy sight,
To hate what is offensive to thee.
Do not suffer me to judge according to the sight of my eyes,
Nor to pass sentence according to the hearing
of the ears of ignorant men;
But to discern with a true judgment between things visible and spiritual,
And above all, always to inquire what is the good pleasure of thy will.
Source: “Prayer” from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. New
York: Random House, 1998.