Photo was taken yesterday at Gougane Barra, West Cork (Irl)

Another retreat day with transition year students from Col√°iste Choilm went great yesterday. A walk through Gougane Forest Park was refreshing and rejuvenating with sunlight doing its best to penetrate the depths of the forest.

Thought on Friday – September – 24/09/2010

‘Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.’ ~Oscar Wilde

There are many things that can be taken from us in life. Even under lock and key nothing is absolutely safe. But there are many things within each of us that are just so precious. These are special and unique to you. They are in that sacred place called the soul of each person. Your faith may be barely hanging in there, lukewarm or deep rooted. But it can never take from what’s special to you. The problem is that so many completely ignore the vast treasures within each of us. Our world may not be the nicest of places at times, but there is such a reserve of deep love in so many people that it can’t be ignored. This deep reserve is God’s most precious gift to each of us.