Light To Go Home

We are driving home.

We are lost in the dark.

We are lost without signs.

We are far from home.

We are both with and without!

Imagine driving down a avenue at night,

with the street lights out,

without street signs,,

with no headlights,

without GPS, and

with pervading clouds

without stars to be seen!

Imagine our life without light, guidance, directions, and…

Where are we?

Which way do we go?

We all need guidance — to get home.


John Henry Newman wrote a poem, The Pillar Of The Cloud.

Lead, Kindly Light, amid the 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.

I was not ever thus, nor pray’d that Thou

Should’st lead me on.

I loved to choose and see my path; but now

Lead Thou me on!

I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,

Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still

Will lead me on,

O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till

The night is gone;

And with the morn those angel faces smile

Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.


Here is a musical rendition of the poem.

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