Photo was taken this weekend near Ballingeary, West Cork (Irl)

It is a lovely sight at this time of year, in the fields and hills, watching the lambs run around in lovely April sunshine.

On This Day

On April 11th 2013 British politician Margaret Thatcher, died at the age 87

Birthday’s Today Jeremy Clarkson (Presenter of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire) is 62
Lisa Stansfield (Singer) is 56

Interesting Quote for Today

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~ Albert Einstein

Saint For Today: St. Antipas

Significance of Today Today is World Parkinson’s Day. It marks the birthday of Dr. J Parkinson in April of each year. On this day there are efforts made to increase the public awareness of this terrible disease, as well as all the good works put forth by the world’s organizations that are dedicated to preventing and finding a cure for this debilitating disease.

Did You Know: Did you know you can tell if an egg is old based on whether it floats in water? It has been time-tested down through the years. If an egg floats when you set it in water, then it’s old. And if it sinks, it’s a fresher egg and you’re good to go.

My lastest video is called ‘A Prayer of Hope for the month of April’ Here is the link: (Just copy and paste) Many thanks

Thought on Monday – April – 11/04/2022

A little story as we begin Holy Week…

A young boy spent many hours building a little sailboat, crafting it down to the finest detail. He then took it to a nearby river to sail it. When he put it in the water it moved away from him very quickly. Though he chased it along the bank, he couldn’t keep up with it. The strong wind and current carried the boat away. The heartbroken boy knew how hard he would have to work to build another sailboat.

Further down the river, a man found the little boat, took it to town and sold it to a shopkeeper. Later that day, as the boy was walking through town he noticed the boat in a store window. Entering the store, he told the owner that the boat belonged to him. It had his own little marks on it, but he couldn’t prove to the shopkeeper that the boat was his. The man told him the only way he could get the boat was to buy it. The boy wanted it back so badly that he did exactly that.

As he took the boat from the hand of the shopkeeper, he looked at it and said, “Little boat, you’re twice mine. I made you and I bought you.” Our journey through this Holy Week is all about God’s love for us, not just once or even twice but every single day all year round.

Holy Week remembers the suffering that Jesus had to go through. It is not an isolated historical story. It is still happening today. We have all seen the horrific pictures during the week from Bucha, near Kiev in Ukraine. The torture and suffering that these innocent people went through is beyond shocking. It is pure evil gone into overdrive. It is disturbingly uncomfortable even thinking about it.

The message from Holy Week is that God is with us through our suffering and difficulites too. We are not on our own. Life isn’t fair at the best of times. Evil seems to have the upperhand. But Holy Week reminds us that love and in particular God’s love for us will always have the upperhand.