Photo is by Kieu Truong from Pixabay

The dove has always been seen a bird of hope. This photo seems appropriate today as we continue our prayers for peace in Ukraine

On This Day

On March 7th 1964 American boxer Cassius Clay took the name Muhammad Ali to become a sporting legend worldwide

Birthday’s Today

Ronan O’Gara (Former Irish Rugby Player) is 45
Rachel Weisz (Actress) is 52

Interesting Quote for Today

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~Dolly Parton

Significance of Today

World Tennis Day where the sport of tennis is celebrated

Saint For Today Saint Perpetua and Saint Felicity

My latest videos

‘A Prayer for the people of Ukraine’

‘A Prayer for Lent by Pope Francis’

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Thought on Monday – March – 07/03/2022

Thought For The Week

‘There is a story told of a preacher who preached over and over, “Put God into your life, put God into your life.” But the holy Rabbi of the village said, “Our task is not to put God into our lives because God is already there.” Our task is simply to realize that.’ ~Joan Chittister

It is hard to imagine that the whole Covid story, which never went away for two years, is now hardly mentioned in the media. It would take something big for this to happen. It is now the Ukraine War that is making all the headlines. It is fair to say that everyone is shocked, horrified and upset by what is happening. There is a wide circulation of very moving pictures of families fleeing the conflict and others staying at home to defend their country. There are no winners in all of this.

We also begun our journey through Lent. Pope Francis has asked specifically for prayers for peace. Some might say what’s the point as the war has already started. But it is good to pray and more importantly that we are united in prayer with people all over the world for the people of Ukraine. So many communities have organised collections of essential food items, medical supplies and sanitary items. Many of these collections are already on their way to Ukraine and much more to follow. This weekend we will continue our prayers for peace.

The Lenten journey is a significant one for the coming weeks. There are always areas in our spiritual lives that need gentle attention. We are all familiar with a leak and how over time it can add up to a significant amount. Lent is a great time to look at our lives and see where the leaks are. What can I do to stop even one leak? This can often be achieved by simply doing something we have been putting off.

It might be more quality time with family or friends, it might be eating a healthier diet, getting some exercise in, getting in some prayer or quiet time or appreciating the beauty of the present moment. Lent is not about doing the sensational or the spectacular. It is all about doing the small things and doing them well. It is not just about finding God but knowing that God is already there.