The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Our Faith In God.

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The Gift of faith is a remarkable gift, as through faith and prayer we find we may approach God with confidence and ask for his help in times of trouble or stress.

An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing in Scotland on a beautiful summer’s afternoon. He had rowed into the middle of Loch Ness at a point where the local fishermen had assured him of a good catch. He was enjoying the sun and the peace when looking across the lake he sees the Loch Ness monster heading at great speed towards his boat. Grabbing his oars the man starts rowing frantically towards the shore, but to horror he sees the great beast is rapidly catching up on him. In desperation he cries out, “Oh my God, please save me,” then out of the clouds comes a voice which says, “I thought you didn’t believe in me?” “Come on God give me a break,” said the man, “Two minutes ago I didn’t believe in the Loch Ness monster either.

”Billy Graham, the famous American evangelist, was once asked how he could be so sure about whom and what God really was. He replied with a story of a little boy who was out flying a kite, the wind was brisk and large billowing clouds were blowing across the sky. The kite went up higher and higher until it was entirely hidden by clouds, a man passing asked him, “What are you doing?” “I’m flying my kite,” replied the lad. “But you can’t see it, so how do you know it’s still there?” the man said. “No” said the boy “I can’t see it, but I can feel a tug now and then, so I know It’s still there.” Bill Graham went on, “Don’t take anyone else’s word for it, find God for yourself. You will then know by the tug on your heart strings that he is really there and lives in you.”

“Take one step at a time, one day at a time and leave God to do the rest.”

Published Sat 17th Dec 2016 06:09:29
Last Modified on Sat 17th Dec 2016 06:09:29

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