This was a colourful skyline over Carrigaline taken at 5pm as darkness was closing in. Even in a busy built up area there is beauty all around us, even if it only lasts a few minutes sometimes.

On This Day

On November 13th 1980 the US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of the planet Saturn

On November 13th 1985 the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000 in the town of Armero

On November 13th 2021 the United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as Cop26 took place in Glasgow. It committed to a phasing down of “unabated” coal,  to end deforestation by 2030 and cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030

Birthdays Today

Whoopi Goldberg (Actress) is 68

Saint For Today

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. She was canonised a saint in 1946 making her the first United States citizen to be canonised. Her feast day is celebrated on November 13 and she is the patron saint of immigrants.

Significance of Today

Today November 13th is World Kindness Day. Our world today is experiencing a lot of sadness particularly in places like the Middle East and Gaza. If only there was more kindness in our world today there would be no wars. Today we are encouraged to be simply kind and nice to others knowing every act of kindness no matter how small makes the world of a difference.

Quote For Today

“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time” ~Morgan Freeman

Did You Know

Did you know that kindness is contagious. The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people!

Video for the week🎥  (Updated every Wednesday🎥)

The video for this week is called ‘Every beam of light is important’

Thought For The Week

The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.’ ~Author Unknown

What does the word cautious mean? The dictionary describes it as someone who is careful in actions and decisions. It is someone who is alert, cagey, plays it safe, is shrewd, watchful and generally hesitates before making a decision. In life it is good to be cautious. It is good and important to be careful, alert and watchful with many things in life.

Sometimes though we can be over cautious. We put up a wall, we do not go outside our comfort zone and often can cut ourselves off from opportunities that life can bring. Again it brings us to the beautiful word that is balance. If we can get the balance right between living life to the full but also working out what’s good and best for us, then we have found a good healthy balance.

When it comes to faith matters we have no need to be cautious. Throughout our Gospel stories Jesus mentions the need to let go of fear and worry. In fact throughout the bible, “Do not be afraid” is mentioned 365 times. So for every day of the year there is a whisper of do not be afraid. Why be cautious when God loves us uniquely, journeys with us through every experience and gently whispers each day: “Do not be afraid”.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday