'A society without God is a society without a compass.' ~Pope Benedict
With huge advances in technology and the arrival of satellite navigation systems, it might seem that a compass is a thing of the past. But it still plays a very important role in land and sea navigation. There are many ways to describe the importance of something but comparing God to a compass is simple but clever. Life at the best of times is complex, fragile, with unexpected twists and turns each day. No person can be prepared for every eventuality but we can have the basics ready to help us cope and adapt. If God is present in our lives we are at a distinct advantage. We are in a better position to cope, to find our feet, to adapt, to get renewed strength and to start again on our journey.