Photo is linked to these early days of November when we think of all our loved ones who have died.

On This Day

On Nov 4th 2001 the first adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best selling Harry Potter Series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, premiered in London. It became an instant hit with cinemas full for many weeks after its premiere.

On Nov 4th 2008 Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States

Birthdays Today

Laura Bush (former US first lady) is 77
Jonny Cooper (Dublin GAA player) is 34
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs (rapper) is 54

Saint For Today

Saint for November 4th is Saint Charles Borromeo. Even though he came from a wealth Italian family, he is famous for his work with the poor. He challenged religous groups especially in Milan for ignoring the poor and serving their own interests. During a famine in Milan his work for the poor singled him out to eventually becoming a Saint.

Significance of Today

Today is Use Your Common Sense Day. Every day we see complete fails of not using our common sense. Sometimes it is carelessness, people thinking they know it all or just not pausing for a brief moment to think this through and go with common sense.

Interesting Quote For Today

“No one spread more joy in one lifetime” ~Author Unknown (This is a beautiful reference to all our loved ones who haved died especially someone who was very close to you.)

Did You Know

Did you know that autumn leaves are not simply blown off trees but are separated from the plants in a highly controlled process. As day length shortens and temperatures cool, hormones within the plant are activated to begin the process of the tree shedding its leaves.

Video for the week🎥  (Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘May They Rest In Peace RIP’

Thought For The week

“Halloween is an ancient druidic holiday, one the Celtic peoples have celebrated for millennia. It is the crack between the last golden rays of summer and the darkness of winter; the delicately balanced tweak of the year before it is given over entirely to the dark.” ~Jenny Colgan

 Halloween has most certainly not lost its appeal and is celebrated by so many. The old simple games from the past are still popular like snap apple. Halloween puts us in touch with the mystery of life and that some things in life are often clouded in darkness. It put us in touch with the struggle between light and darkness and the struggle between good and evil.

It puts us in touch with the passage of time and the cycles of nature which we so often take for granted. Halloween may have pagan origins but the Christian message is wrapped around it. It’s a simple Halloween message that God is with us, encourages and reassures us especially when we struggle with darkness, evil, mystery and the unknown.

Halloween coincides with the clocks going back and increasing darkness. The image of light is powerful at this time of year. We gravitate towards light when it is scarce. Halloween is also a celebration of God’s light and presence in our world.

May you be blessed this Halloween with light and love. May you be blessed with the strength to get through whatever darkness is with you right now. May you be blessed with the simplicity of a Halloween treat. May you be blessed this day and this Halloween. Amen

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday