I took this photo from Tullig looking across Aubane and Tooreenbawn. The different fog banks were very slowly lifting with the sun rising behind Mushera mountain also covered in a bank of fog.

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 49

Frank Bruno (Former Boxing Champion) is 62

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

“I feel like if you’re a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what.” ~Lady Gaga

Did You Know

“Go.” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Video for the week🎥(Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘A Timeless Classic – Take Time’

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”.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday