Lord, help me . . . save me from the world outside of me, trying to crush me and push me into its mold.
But Lord, I have swallowed the world and it is inside of me. Save me, too, from the world within. . . . The world that burns, that eviscerates, that kills like an ever-spreading cancer. Save me from being eaten alive, emaciated, and gutted. Save me from being drowned by the lies swimming in the channels of my mind and heart. . . .
Take heart, I have overcome the world. The world outside you . . . . and the world inside you. The Hell to come, and the Hell you let burn within. I have overcome that like the light overcomes the darkness. Like life overcomes death.
I am the Resurrection and the Life.
I will lead you to the Father.
My Spirit will guide you into all Truth.
And the Truth will set you free.