Photo was taken early yesterday morning, at Donoure Falls, Kilcorney, Co.Cork

One way of judging how much rain has fallen is to keep a close eye on Donoure Falls. It was full of life and energy yesterday but not quite the raging torrent it could have been had we got all the rain that was forecasted.

Thought on Tuesday – November – 09/11/2010

How rich are the depths of God – how deep is God’s wisdom and knowledge and how impossible to penetrate God’s motives or understand God’s methods. Who could ever know the mind of the Lord? ~St Paul’s letter to the Romans 11:33-34

These lines are one of the most beautiful that Paul wrote. The lines were’nt just written for the sake of putting a few lines together. They were written by Paul over much reflection on how he felt God was present in his life. Like all of us Paul grappled with the great issues of life only to end up in admiration of God’s boundless wisdom. Paul had a great appreciatiion of the richness and depths of God’s blessings in his life. Even in the depths of a crisis he felt that God was close and near. Sometimes we might not be as confident or as sure as Paul. But with careful reflection we know that we can point to God’s influence and presence in our lives. Such an influence and presence has been a cornerstone of our lives. No event or person can ever take it away from us.