The Presence of God

By Fr. Maurice Foley

There are times when God is near to us and helps us through the day
No matter what the obstacles, the worries, the cares on top of us
We bare the marks of his great Cross
Triumphantly all the way.

If ever it is our lot to know success that leads you on
But all the triumphant flattery, the laughs, the cheers and the vain popularity
When we have forgotten ourselves in the vulgarity
There is nothing to follow on.

There is a humble tone in life when we find ourselves approved
It leads us where no one knows, giving us, strengthening us in love untold
Announcing above the clamor of the world
The banner of Jesus Christ unfurled.

Columban Fr. Maurice Foley lives in Ireland.