Photo was taken last evening at Altamount, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

It was almost completely dark at 5.30pm but there was just enough light left to capture the fog cap on top of Clara Mountain

At this stage you will have noticed new changes to the website. There has been such positive feedback. Regular viewers have seen some big changes and new viewers are also pleased with the new layout.  The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022/23.

On This Day

On November 16th 1988 Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan. She became the first woman in modern history to lead a Muslim country.

On November 16th 2003 Lionel Messi made his official debut for FC Barcelona against Porto as a substitute

Birthdays Today

Paul Scholes (Ex Man Utd Player) is 48

Frank Bruno (Former Boxing Champion) is 61

Saint For Today

Saint for November 16th is Saint Gertrude who was a German Benedictine nun

Significance of Today

Today is International Day for Tolerance. The UN defines tolerance as respect and a willingness to appreciate and accept the diversity of the world’s cultures and all the ways that we are human. It is a human right to receive and that humanity has the right to live in peace.

Interesting Quote For Today

“No one is perfect – that is why pencils have erasers” ~Wolfgang Riebee

Did You Know

Did you know your eyes blink around 20 times a minute. That’s over ten million times a year!

Thought For The Week

‘Don’t we have divinity at our fingertips each day? We need but reach out in friendship to another human being to touch the face of God. For if not there, where else?’ ~Tom Cahill

Trying to explain what divine means is a tough task. Look at how the dictionary struggles to describe ‘Divine’: “the state of things that come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a God or spirit beings and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy.” But such a wide definition of what divine could mean falls well short for us. For most of us the language used in explaining things about God is often in a language we don’t understand. We want to understand it but it is beyond us.

We need more simple language to try and explain God. A good starting place to define God in the following way: “The divine is at our fingertips each day. When we reach out in friendship and love to someone else, we touch the face of God”. This can only mean that God is so near to us, closer than we can possibly imagine. So where there is love we also find God. This God is not distant, not judgmental and we are never given out to. We are wrapped in divine love and nothing can change this.

This month of November is a good month to be wrapped in love, in kindness and in gentleness. It can be a long month especially as it gets dark so early now. It is sometimes hard to be enthusiastic during November. We need to be gentle and kind to ourselves. We also need to be gentle and kind to each other. We reach out in friendship to each other. We believe wholeheartedly that when we do this, we are indeed close to God. It is what real love is all about.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday