yet I am sure in my mind of one thing:
that before I was brought low,
I was like some great stone lying deep in mud,
until “He who is power” came
and “in his mercy” lifted me up.
Yes, that’s how it was, he did indeed raise me up,
for he placed me on the very top of the wall.
And so, because of that, I must shout out loud
“to the Lord in order to give back” some small thing
for all his gifts that are so great both here and in eternity.
The mere mind of man can never plumb such gifts as these.
Saint Patrick, Confessions, 12