* Saint of tooday * Tell a Friend *
*
Feedback / Queries
*
Add to Favorites
*
Set as Homepage
*
Join Us On Facebook
Home About Site About Photographer Photo Archive Thought Archive  
ARCHIVED PHOTO & THOUGHT
 

  January
  February
  March
  April
  May
  June
  July
  August
  September
  October
  November
  December

   

'Storm Barra Flooding'
(Archived on Friday - December - 10/12/2021 )

  Go To Previous Record Go To Next Record
  Photo was taken near Bantry, West Cork last Wednesday  
 
Storm Barra caused quite a stir during the week with storm force winds, flooding, trees down and power outages all over the country. This is Bantry airstrip covered in sea water. It is next to the sea in Bantry and the storm surge last Tuesday meant the waves came crashing onto the airstrip.

 

Thought on Friday - December - 10/12/2021

Thought For The Week

'By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The skies seem to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.' ~Thomas Merton

Advent has been described as a spiritual treasure. This treasure is not hidden or meant only for a select few. It is ours to explore and to know that there is a beautiful message waiting to be discovered. At the heart of this message is that we are loved, unique, precious and special. The God of Christmas is a God of love. In a world where darkness and negativity seem to have lots of momentum, Christmas reminds us that this momentum can be slowed down. On Christmas Eve and Christmas day it comes to a grinding halt.

The scripture readings that have been selected during Advent and Christmas are full of meaning and symbolism. While they were written many years ago they still bring with them a meaning and relevance to the complex world we live in. One of the lines from St Paul's letter to the Philippians, which was one of the readings for the second Sunday of Advent this weekend is as follows: "My prayer is that your love for each other may increase more and more and never stop improving your knowledge and deeping your sense of God within you."

The writer doesn't have all the answers but is at least certain that God is love and making a real and lasting difference. Other scripture readings talk about darkness, turmoil, confusion, despair, fear, depression, loneliness, pain, abandonment and uncertainty. But from all of this emerges light, hope, peace, certainty, healing, comfort, energy, new beginnings, relevance and meaning. These scripture readings are not fairytales or make believe stories. They are real and relevant and even more so during these Covid times. They also remind us just how important Christmas is on our own spiritual journey.

See Photo Archive

 

 

Copyright © Today is My Gift to You