When Things Go …

When Things Go Wrong
(Originally the prayer of Cardinal Newman, 1801-1890)

Newman window in Oriel

Newman window in Oriel (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)

“I will trust God. Whatever, wherever I am,
I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve him;
In perplexity, my perplexity may serve him.
He does nothing in vain. He knows what he is about.
He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers.
He may make me desolate, make my spirits sink,
Hide my future from me, still he knows what he is about.”


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