I took this on Monday morning as the sun melted away the early morning fog, at Tullig, Millstreet, Co.Cork

On This Day 

On May 22nd 2017 the awful suicide bombing happened in the Manchester Arena, England during an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people and injuring many more.

Birthday’s Today🎂

Naomi Campbell (former supermodel) is 54

Morrissey (Singer) is 65

Novak Djokovic (Tennis Player) is 37

Significance Of Today

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity, or having lots of different kinds of life, is a sign of a healthy ecosystem. The prevalence of monoculture farming in the world has led to some rather dramatic and drastic consequences.

Unknown to most consumers, most of the world only consumes one type of banana, and that isn’t the same kind that was being eaten only a few decades ago. Due to monoculture farming, an entire species of banana was wiped out by disease, leading to the cultivation of our present strain. Without biodiversity, we’re currently set up for the same thing to happen all over again.

Interesting Quote for Today

‘One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.’ ~Dale Carnegie

Saint For Today

Saint Rita

Did You Know😇

Did you know that smaller breeds of dogs live longer than larger breeds. Smaller breeds have a life expectancy of 12-14 years. Larger dogs, on the other hand, have a life expectancy of around 8-10 years.
My Latest Video🎥

I will be uploading my new video in the next few days and in the meantime here is one from the archives: It is simply called ‘Take Time’

Thought For The Week

We  celebrated Pentecost Sunday at the weekend. There are many images in both scripture and tradition that help us to understand the meaning of the Holy Spirit in our lives. In the Old Testament we have the Hebrew word ‘Ruach’ to describe the Holy Spirit, which means the breath of God.
In the New Testament when Jesus was baptised, we are told that the Spirit of God descended on him as a dove. Then on Pentecost Sunday, we are told that the Holy Spirit  descended on the disciples as tongues of fire, changing their fear into faith, hope and courage.
In our Celtic tradition, the Holy Spirit is not represented as a peaceful dove but as a wild goose. The wild goose reveals the Holy Spirit as passionate, protective, full of courage and determination. What a beautiful collection of different images to describe the Holy Spirit. If you were to narrow it all down, it means that the Holy Spirit works in many different ways through each of us. It also means that the Holy Spirit is especially with us in the very ordinary moments of our everyday lives.
This week as we celebrate Pentecost, we pray for an outpouring of God’s energy and God’s spirit into our lives. We pray for courage, hope, resilience, light, determination, protection, healing, peace, love, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and so much more. Amen.

The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday