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8 The Message m for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana September -- On The Record-- Why running away isn't the answer RUNAWAY TRAIN Call you up/In the middle of the night/Like a firefly/Without a light/You were there/Like a blowtorch burning/I was a key/That could use a little turn- ing/So tired/That I couldn't even sleep/So many secrets/I couldn't keep/Promised myself/that I wouldn't weep/One more promise/i couldn't keep/it seems no one/Can help me now/i'm in too deep There's no way out/This time I have/Really led myself astray REFRAIN Runaway train/Never going back/Wrong way/On a one-way track/Seems like I should/Be getting somewhere/Somehow I'm neither/Here nor there Can you help me remember/How to smile/Make it somehow/seem worthwhile/How on earth/Did I get so jaded/Life's mystery/Seems so faded/I can go/Where no one else can go/[ know what no one else knows/Here I am/Just drowning in the rain/With a ticket / For a run- away train/Everything is cut and dry/Day and night/Earth and sky/Somehow I just don't be- lieve it (REPEAT REFRAIN) Bought a ticket/For a runaway train/Like a madman/Laughing at the rain/A little out of touch/A little insane/it's just easierfrhan deal- ing with the pain By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST (REPEAT REFRAIN) i Runaway train/Never coming back/Runaway train/Tearing up the track/Runaway train/Burn. ing in my veins/Runaway/But it always seems the same Written by D. Pirner Sung by Soul Asylum Copyright (c) 1992, 1993 by Sony Music Enter- tainment, Inc. Have you ever thought about running away? " Soul Asylum's current hit "Runaway Train" ad- dresses this concern. Through its accompanying video the song attempts to publicize a nationwide tragedy -- missing children. Many of these individuals are teens. Some have been abducted. Others have run away, trying to avoid the suffering found in their homes. The song tells how easy it can be to get lost in life's pain. The person in the song looks for help just to "remember how to smile" and to make life "seem worthwhile." He wonders how on earth he got "so jaded." He fantasizes that he can escape his pain by buying a "ticket for a runaway train." He hopes to stay "a little out of touch, a little insane" because this way "it's just easier than dealing with the pain." We are not told what is causing all his hurt. Yet most of us can identify with the song's message. At times, we feel overwhelmed by loss and pain. We wish we could run away where the hurt couldn't follow. As I work with young people in my counseling practice, I meet individuals who experience this kind of despair. Their efforts to overcome hurt have taught me more about facing life's difficult times. I want to pass on their wisdom to you. these ideas when you feel like you are "in too with "no way out:" 1. As much as you might want to, from pain will not help. Resist the temptation to cape life's hurts through alcohol, drugs or by ning away. What is in your soul stays there you face it. 2. However, you don't have to deal with alone. One of the most important conce taught us is that we need each other. Go to friends or adults, and tell them what has ha Many times I have seen teens helping find new strength, while together they find a through life's hurts. 3. Focus on one day at a time, and sometimes hour at a time. You do not need to haw figured out in order to begin improving your stead, consider what small steps you can make today for moving beyond the pain. 4. Try to remember that no matter what has lost or how big a mistake has been made, that i past. What God gives you is this day to start ing a different future. 5. Pray. God wants to be on your side. I have known many teens who used life's hurts as a way to a new and more genuine relationship God. So can you. Ask God to guide you in ing renewed happiness and getting a grasp purpose. Perhaps you know someone who is thinkin running away. Share with that ideas in this column. Offer to be a friend as she works with those adults who can help. Your of caring builds and gives hope. (Your comments are always welcome. address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182 port, IN 47635.) CTNA offerings: Role of finance councils qb, STEEL ROOFING "Over 30 Semi Loads in Stock" 36" coy. #1 std. white .......... $40.95 sq. 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The Code of Canon Law mandates parish finance coun- cils "to help the pastor in the administration of the goods of the parish." (c.57) As the church in the United States promotes greater parishioner financial commitment through stewardship programs there will be increased need to en- sure careful administration and clear accountability. How should finance councils be or- ganized to enhance adminis- tration and accountability? What is their relationship to pastoral councils? How can parishes balance the legal re- sponsibilities of pastors and canonical requirements of councils? Intended Audience: Dioce- san and parish finance person- nel, pastors, parish council members, stewardship commit- tee members and all others in diocesan and parish leader- ship. 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