"Show me, O Lord, your mercy, and delight my heart with it. Let me find you whom I longingly seek. See, here is the man whom the robbers seized, mishandled and left half dead on the road to Jericho. O kind-hearted Samaritan, come to my aid! I am the sheep who wandered into the wilderness--seek after me, and bring me home again to your fold. Do with me what you will, that I may stay by you all the days of my life and praise you with all those who are with you in heaven for all eternity."
Jerome in his study.