"Pour out upon us the power of your love.." LS 246
"For all things speak of you..." Laudato Si 246
“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
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Cardinal John Dew

12 hours ago

The hymn Lead Kindly Light was composed by St John Henry Newman and has been sung by many people who were in dire situations.
Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th'encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.
While we might not be in those kind of circumstances, the last three lines in the first verse are a prayer that we can use in many situations:
“One step enough for me” – when we cannot see how to move forward in a difficult situation, we are often trying to move too far too quickly. There is often “one step” that is possible, and only when we take it, do we see the next one. The we are being led by the “kindly light”…
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