The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

In Times Like These.

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We read the headlines daily and listen to the news
We shake our heads despairingly and glumly sing the blues.
We are restless and dissatisfied and we do not feel secure
We are vaguely discontented with the things we must endure.

This violent age we live in, is filled with nameless fears
As we listen to the newscast that comes daily to our ears.
We view the threatening future with sad sobriety
As again we are surrounded by increased anxiety.

How can we find security, or stand on solid ground?
When there’s violence and dissention and confusion all around.
Where can we go for refuge from the rising tide of hate?
Where can we find a haven, to escape this shameful fate?

Instead of reading headlines, that disturbs the heart and mind
Let us open up the Bible and in doing so we’ll find.
That this age is no different from the millions gone before
For every hour of crisis, God has opened up a door.

We have the steadfast knowledge that we never walk alone
And safe in the assurance, that our every need is known.
It will help dispel our worries, anxieties and care
For doubt and fear are vanquished in the peacefulness of prayer.

“You will never be asked to bear more than you can cope with, because we all have an inner
strength we didn’t know was there. Be proud of this inner strength and be grateful for it.”

Published Fri 26th Sep 2014 11:25:01

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