It is easy for me
to be aware of your presence, Lord
and to respond to you
whenever there is serenity and peace,
for that is what my soul seeks.
But I need to hear your voice
and sense your presence
in the noisy, intrusive,
demanding clamor of the city
where you are present
in the least of these,
your brothers and sisters -- and mine.

John Kirvan in God Hunger