Photo was taken at 8a.m in Carrigaline, Co.Cork (Irl) On a cloudy morning a beam of orange colour will always stand out on a winters morning. There is always beauty to be found, even when it seems it is very scarce

On This Day

On December 2nd 2020 The UK becomes the first western country to authorize a vaccine for COVID-19, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

On December 2nd 2020 US Attorney General William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite claims by President Donald Trump

Birthdays Today

Britney Spears (Pop Singer) is 42

Lucy Liu (Actress) is 55

Monica Seles (Former Tennis Star) is 50

Saint For Today

The Saint for today is Saint Bibiana. It is said that the Church of St Bibiana in the city of Rome has existed since the 5th century

Significance Of Today

Yesterday Dec 1st was World AIDS Day. Aids was discovered in the 1980’s. The revelation of this disease and the virus behind it created a lot of fear. For many people who had Aids it was a terribly lonely life and you were almost shunned by society. While Aids is certainly still out in the world today, the horror stories that were told of how it works and how it was transmitted have largely been mitigated. World AIDS Day works to ensure that those who suffer from AIDS can live in a safer, more understanding world and help further research to eliminate this life-altering virus that can turn into a deadly disease.

Interesting Quote For Today

“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” ~Sydney J Harris

Did You Know

Did you know that the heart of a shrimp is located in its head

Video for the week🎥 (Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘Everyone can plough a new beginning.’

Thought For The Week

Every day Farmer Murphy has two eggs for his breakfast. But he does not keep hens. No one gives him the eggs and he does not buy, beg, borrow or steal them. How does he manage to have two eggs for breakfast every day?

The farmer keeps ducks! Sometimes we assume lots of things even when it comes to eggs! We assume that the only egg that can be eaten is from a hen. While they may not be as common, duck, goose and quail eggs are also readily available.

The same often goes with spiritual matters too. We can often make lots of assumptions. That perhaps there is only one way to pray, only one way of connecting with God, only one way of taking time out, when in fact there are so many other options available. There are many things that can be said about the God we believe in. Some of these are obvious and some we sense over a longer period of time.

One of these is that the God we believe in is a God of surprise. This means that God can often surprise us when we least expect it and that we can often meet God in the quieter moments of our lives. To begin to limit our experience of God to just one experience does God a massive disservice.

There are endless experiences and many of them are waiting to be discovered. That is why spirituality should never be boring. If we try to box and limit our experience of God or get tied up into the same routine, then the experience will surely over time become boring or dry. Over many years the Church in Ireland put all its eggs in one basket, going to Mass. There was nothing else encouraged or spoken about. It is only now that new ways of spiritually connecting people are gaining momentum.

As we journey towards Advent it is time to reflect on new ways of connecting with God. The good news is that every way, no matter how small, is important and valued.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday