Photo was taken in St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Belfast N.Irl
Photo by Mal McCann

Photography is all about being in the right place at the right time to capture a moment! The photo I have shared today is printed in this weeks current edition of the Irish Catholic. It’s a lovely moment to brighten up our day, in the midst of so much negative news stories currently all around us.

Thought on Monday – March – 09/03/2020

Thought For The Week

‘Religious people often use the word ‘faith’ to describe their relationship with God. To the modern ear this sometimes sounds like a kind of vague belief, an inferior sort of knowledge, a not sure but I hope it’s true attitude. But faith really means trust or confidence in someone you already know or have started to get to know.’ ~Alan Walker

Faith is a lifelong journey. It could best be described as the paths, roads and walkways we journey on each day. These have many twists and turns and they sometimes have fabulous views. They also have potholes that need avoiding and signposts that have fallen down. But we trust these pathways and roads of life to get us to our destination.

The same goes for our relationship with God. We put our trust and confidence in God to gently guide us through each day. It%u2019s often described as simply having faith or growing in faith. These weeks of Lent give us many opportunities to treasure this gift of faith, of which we all have some. It’s never the amount of it that is important but knowing that with it our life journey has meaning, direction and purpose.

Martin Luther King Jnr put it so well when he said: “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to be able to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” As we journey through these weeks of Lent, the invitation is to take that first step.