“Meanwhile, along the narrow rugged path,
That I have trod,
Lead, Saviour, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.”
Lead Kindly Light. A poem by Blessed John Henry Newman.
The Catholic faith is a lifelong journey, a struggle and a joy. Dramatic change can happen for some, but for many being part of the Catholic faith community helps sustain our faith and enables it to grow over time.
We sometimes turn away, but God calls us back.
We sometimes become distant, but we believe God is close.
We have times of insight and wonder and times of barrenness and uncertainty.
The classic film Chariots of Fire portrays Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Liddell encouraging spectators to have faith in the face of the adversities of life.