Later we asked if he wanted to tell us what he had been praying about. He said, "I was just thanking God for loaning us the world."
We never put him up to these outbursts of spirit. Rather, they just come out spontaneously.
"Pride" is not the word for the feeling it evokes; if anything, it is humbling -- to know that one has been profoundly touched by the real presence of the sacred in all its naked innocence and purity. It pierces the heart like few other things.