Dear Jesus,

I am a fan of yours, but I do not love you deeply… I am lukewarm.

I more or less go to church and I read the Bible but I don’t have an authentic friendship with you… I’m too taken with my affairs, desires and plans.

Every now and then I do good works but really it’s just occasional conduct… I don’t have your character.

Yes Jesus, I need to be saved from myself, from my “me” which is so cumbersome and omnipresent. A “me” capable of smearing even my best intentions with a touch of selfishness and opportunism. A “me” that is not at all capable of leaving the first place in my life to you and humbly taking a second place on a par with my neighbor.

Jesus, save me from myself!