Photo was taken at Grace Dieu Retreat House, near Tramore, Co.Waterford (Irl) from the archive 10 years ago

A big drop of water hangs on the tip of an emerging new shoot but just above it and not to be outdone was another tiny drop sitting pretty!

Thought on Saturday – April – 07/03/2020

‘All the goodness, love, value and tenderness we experience in life fall short precisely because we already know something deeper. When we feel frustrated, angry, betrayed, violated or enraged, it is in fact because our outside experience is so different from what we already hold dear inside.’ ~Ronald Rolheiser

Life as we know has a unique ability to uplift and energise us. But just as quick it can shatter and bring us back down to reality in the blink of an eye. Our expectations in life are often not met, particularly values that are precious to us such as love, trust, honesty, goodness and so on. What we hold dear and precious to us is not always reflected back to us in how people relate to us. We need to begin to understand that this is not our fault. No one can take away our own sense of worth, our identity, our fingerprint, our energy, our gifts and talents and all those things that are precious to us. Others may not understand us but we are assured that God understands us, loves us and will always stand by our side. During Holy Week we get a glimpse on just how special this relationship is.