following in your footprints

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Most gracious Son, may your teaching dispel the darkness of ignorance in our minds,
    and may your commands be beacons of light showing us the path to peace.
And as we walk on that path, may we find your footprints on the ground,
    that we may place our own feet where you have trodden.
We believe that you will strengthen our limbs when they grow weary,
    and raise our spirits when they become heavy,
    because nothing gives you greater pleasure
    than watching us follow the way of salvation.
We pray that you will always be our friend and our guide,
    and so bring us to your Father’s heavenly kingdom.

Desiderius Erasmus, 1467-1536, Dutch Renaissance humanist & Catholic priest

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When everything is ready, I will come and get you,
    so that you will always be with me where I am.
And you know the way to where I am going.”
“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said.
“We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.

 

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