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Something to think and pray about this week

It’s a very dark night in a very remote village in the hills of northern England. There are no street lights and no stars. Just the very occasional glimmer of light from behind the curtains of scattered cottages.

The road is uneven and fraught with bends and potholes—really, a bit like the road of life. I try to discern the way ahead by training the meager beam of my flashlight into the middle distance. Its light is swallowed up immediately by the darkness and disappears into the night without adding in the slightest to my pathfinding.

I try a different tack. I shine the little light I have on the few feet of ground immediately ahead of me. The way opens up, step by step. No way of deciphering the mysteries that may lie ahead. Enough simply to trust the light, one step at a time.

—Excerpted from Compass Points by Margaret Silf