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  Tuesday
Sep-30
Thought For The Week

'What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.' ~George Eliot

Which appeals more to us, an ending or a beginning? These are key questions and the answer depends on how we choose to see it. Life as we know is a cycle of beginnings and endings. Some are profound and huge like marriage, a new job or moving home. Many are quick and transient like a shopping trip, reading a book and so on. It is hard to believe that we are nearly at the end of September. This month will be remembered for the beautiful warm weather. Everyone is delighted with it and many are saying, "It will shorten the winter". But time keeps rolling on and nature moves with it too. The colours of autumn are filling our landscape as we move from September into October. It is all part of nature gently moving into the cycle of slowing down and letting go.

Throughout each day there will be moments that are just beginning and others that are simply closing. It can sometimes be good and healthy to close the door on some things in our lives, such as mistakes, regrets, guilt and so on. It is even healthier to welcome today as a new beginning. It's not about making it perfect or having everything just right. It's about doing my best, being open to the blessings that will come my way and maximising the little moments that can make each day special. We also pray and give thanks for these moments that make today special.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Monday
Sep-29
Thought For The Week

'What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.' ~George Eliot

Which appeals more to us, an ending or a beginning? These are key questions and the answer depends on how we choose to see it. Life as we know is a cycle of beginnings and endings. Some are profound and huge like marriage, a new job or moving home. Many are quick and transient like a shopping trip, reading a book and so on. It is hard to believe that we are nearly at the end of September. This month will be remembered for the beautiful warm weather. Everyone is delighted with it and many are saying, "It will shorten the winter". But time keeps rolling on and nature moves with it too. The colours of autumn are filling our landscape as we move from September into October. It is all part of nature gently moving into the cycle of slowing down and letting go.

Throughout each day there will be moments that are just beginning and others that are simply closing. It can sometimes be good and healthy to close the door on some things in our lives, such as mistakes, regrets, guilt and so on. It is even healthier to welcome today as a new beginning. It's not about making it perfect or having everything just right. It's about doing my best, being open to the blessings that will come my way and maximising the little moments that can make each day special. We also pray and give thanks for these moments that make today special.
 
 
 
  Sunday
Sep-28
 
 
 
  Saturday
Sep-27
Thought For The Week

'Every day is a fresh beginning. Every morning is the world made new.' ~Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

During the coming week 200,000 people will be attending the National Ploughing Championships at Stradbally, Co.Laois. For lots of people it is an annual fixed day in their diary and they wouldn't miss it for anything. As it falls each year at the September equinox, there is a sense of a turning point. Autumn is taking a firm hold and a day at the Ploughing is seen as one of the last big days out before the winter kicks in. Ploughing goes back as far as history has been recorded and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. Its main purpose is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds and the remains of previous crops underneath. It also aerates the soil and allows it to hold moisture better.

Ploughing has also many spiritual connections too. We are encouraged to plough or turn over old hurts, mistakes, regrets and all forms of negativity. In our Gospels Jesus was constantly encouraging many to let the past go, not to hold onto negative burdens and instead to be open to new beginnings. Just like a newly ploughed field, there is no going back, only make the most of what's in hand. Is there anything in my life that I need to let go of and turn over? We pray that we will always be open to the benefits, blessings and possibilities that come with every new beginning.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Friday
Sep-26
Thought For The Week

'Every day is a fresh beginning. Every morning is the world made new.' ~Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

During the coming week 200,000 people will be attending the National Ploughing Championships at Stradbally, Co.Laois. For lots of people it is an annual fixed day in their diary and they wouldn't miss it for anything. As it falls each year at the September equinox, there is a sense of a turning point. Autumn is taking a firm hold and a day at the Ploughing is seen as one of the last big days out before the winter kicks in. Ploughing goes back as far as history has been recorded and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. Its main purpose is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds and the remains of previous crops underneath. It also aerates the soil and allows it to hold moisture better.

Ploughing has also many spiritual connections too. We are encouraged to plough or turn over old hurts, mistakes, regrets and all forms of negativity. In our Gospels Jesus was constantly encouraging many to let the past go, not to hold onto negative burdens and instead to be open to new beginnings. Just like a newly ploughed field, there is no going back, only make the most of what's in hand. Is there anything in my life that I need to let go of and turn over? We pray that we will always be open to the benefits, blessings and possibilities that come with every new beginning.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Thursday
Sep-25
Thought For The Week

'Every day is a fresh beginning. Every morning is the world made new.' ~Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

During the coming week 200,000 people will be attending the National Ploughing Championships at Stradbally, Co.Laois. For lots of people it is an annual fixed day in their diary and they wouldn't miss it for anything. As it falls each year at the September equinox, there is a sense of a turning point. Autumn is taking a firm hold and a day at the Ploughing is seen as one of the last big days out before the winter kicks in. Ploughing goes back as far as history has been recorded and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. Its main purpose is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds and the remains of previous crops underneath. It also aerates the soil and allows it to hold moisture better.

Ploughing has also many spiritual connections too. We are encouraged to plough or turn over old hurts, mistakes, regrets and all forms of negativity. In our Gospels Jesus was constantly encouraging many to let the past go, not to hold onto negative burdens and instead to be open to new beginnings. Just like a newly ploughed field, there is no going back, only make the most of what's in hand. Is there anything in my life that I need to let go of and turn over? We pray that we will always be open to the benefits, blessings and possibilities that come with every new beginning.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Sep-24
Thought For The Week

'Every day is a fresh beginning. Every morning is the world made new.' ~Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

During the coming week 200,000 people will be attending the National Ploughing Championships at Stradbally, Co.Laois. For lots of people it is an annual fixed day in their diary and they wouldn't miss it for anything. As it falls each year at the September equinox, there is a sense of a turning point. Autumn is taking a firm hold and a day at the Ploughing is seen as one of the last big days out before the winter kicks in. Ploughing goes back as far as history has been recorded and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. Its main purpose is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds and the remains of previous crops underneath. It also aerates the soil and allows it to hold moisture better.

Ploughing has also many spiritual connections too. We are encouraged to plough or turn over old hurts, mistakes, regrets and all forms of negativity. In our Gospels Jesus was constantly encouraging many to let the past go, not to hold onto negative burdens and instead to be open to new beginnings. Just like a newly ploughed field, there is no going back, only make the most of what's in hand. Is there anything in my life that I need to let go of and turn over? We pray that we will always be open to the benefits, blessings and possibilities that come with every new beginning.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Sep-23
Thought For The Week

'Every day is a fresh beginning. Every morning is the world made new.' ~Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

During the coming week 200,000 people will be attending the National Ploughing Championships at Stradbally, Co.Laois. For lots of people it is an annual fixed day in their diary and they wouldn't miss it for anything. As it falls each year at the September equinox, there is a sense of a turning point. Autumn is taking a firm hold and a day at the Ploughing is seen as one of the last big days out before the winter kicks in. Ploughing goes back as far as history has been recorded and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. Its main purpose is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds and the remains of previous crops underneath. It also aerates the soil and allows it to hold moisture better.

Ploughing has also many spiritual connections too. We are encouraged to plough or turn over old hurts, mistakes, regrets and all forms of negativity. In our Gospels Jesus was constantly encouraging many to let the past go, not to hold onto negative burdens and instead to be open to new beginnings. Just like a newly ploughed field, there is no going back, only make the most of what's in hand. Is there anything in my life that I need to let go of and turn over? We pray that we will always be open to the benefits, blessings and possibilities that come with every new beginning.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Monday
Sep-22
Thought For The Week

'Every day is a fresh beginning. Every morning is the world made new.' ~Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

During the coming week 200,000 people will be attending the National Ploughing Championships at Stradbally, Co.Laois. For lots of people it is an annual fixed day in their diary and they wouldn't miss it for anything. As it falls each year at the September equinox, there is a sense of a turning point. Autumn is taking a firm hold and a day at the Ploughing is seen as one of the last big days out before the winter kicks in. Ploughing goes back as far as history has been recorded and represents one of the major advances in agriculture. Its main purpose is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds and the remains of previous crops underneath. It also aerates the soil and allows it to hold moisture better.

Ploughing has also many spiritual connections too. We are encouraged to plough or turn over old hurts, mistakes, regrets and all forms of negativity. In our Gospels Jesus was constantly encouraging many to let the past go, not to hold onto negative burdens and instead to be open to new beginnings. Just like a newly ploughed field, there is no going back, only make the most of what's in hand. Is there anything in my life that I need to let go of and turn over? We pray that we will always be open to the benefits, blessings and possibilities that come with every new beginning.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Sunday
Sep-21
'We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct and individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive.' ~C Joybell

Today (Sep 21st) is the feast of St Matthew. He was a tax collector and as a result people hated and despised him. As a result of his lifestyle he was an outcast but yet Jesus saw beyond his role as a tax collector and knew that he had so much to give his expanding team. As a tax collector, his life was in darkness. His life was lonely, empty, dull, lacking meaning and direction. Matthew's life can speak for us too. We all at times have felt empty and where our lives lacked direction. Maybe right now this is where we are. Matthew's life completely changed when he met Jesus who believed in him and gave him a reason to rekindle his human spirit. The same possibility is extended to us today as well.
His feast day also coincides with the autumn equinox, of equal light and darkness. Matthew himself was the writer of the first of the four gospels and his gospel highlights the equality that Jesus brought to everyone he met. For Matthew every person was to be valued and respected for who they were. Today's feast day also challenges us in how we treat others and encourages us to treat others equally and fairly.

Thought For The Week

'I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can, with whatever I have, to try to make a difference.' ~Jimmy Carter

There is a story told about Phidias who was one of the greatest sculptors in ancient Greece. Legend tells us that he was extremely careful when applying the finishing touches to the beautiful statue of Diana which was to adorn the Acropolis in Athens. As he applied his chisel to the back of Diana's head, he shaped each strand of hair with great patience, giving his full attention to the tiniest detail. An observer reminded Phidias that the statue would stand one hundred feet high with its back to a huge marble wall. "Why waste your time on those finishing touches which will never be seen?" he asked. "Who will ever know of such detailed work on the back of her head?" Phidias swiftly replied, "I will know!"

There is a vast amount of small moments of love, done and shared each and every day. Sometimes they are so small they can go unnoticed and they often do. But these moments of love make such a difference, they are never a waste and they are real treasures. Sometimes we doubt what we do or we might even add "why bother". But today and across the weekend, the message is simple: your many small moments of love are valued, treasured and so precious. They are God's loving energy flowing in so many directions. Keep them flowing!

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Saturday
Sep-20
Thought For The Week

'I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can, with whatever I have, to try to make a difference.' ~Jimmy Carter

There is a story told about Phidias who was one of the greatest sculptors in ancient Greece. Legend tells us that he was extremely careful when applying the finishing touches to the beautiful statue of Diana which was to adorn the Acropolis in Athens. As he applied his chisel to the back of Diana's head, he shaped each strand of hair with great patience, giving his full attention to the tiniest detail. An observer reminded Phidias that the statue would stand one hundred feet high with its back to a huge marble wall. "Why waste your time on those finishing touches which will never be seen?" he asked. "Who will ever know of such detailed work on the back of her head?" Phidias swiftly replied, "I will know!"

There is a vast amount of small moments of love, done and shared each and every day. Sometimes they are so small they can go unnoticed and they often do. But these moments of love make such a difference, they are never a waste and they are real treasures. Sometimes we doubt what we do or we might even add "why bother". But today and across the weekend, the message is simple: your many small moments of love are valued, treasured and so precious. They are God's loving energy flowing in so many directions. Keep them flowing!

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Friday
Sep-19
Thought For The Week

'I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can, with whatever I have, to try to make a difference.' ~Jimmy Carter

There is a story told about Phidias who was one of the greatest sculptors in ancient Greece. Legend tells us that he was extremely careful when applying the finishing touches to the beautiful statue of Diana which was to adorn the Acropolis in Athens. As he applied his chisel to the back of Diana's head, he shaped each strand of hair with great patience, giving his full attention to the tiniest detail. An observer reminded Phidias that the statue would stand one hundred feet high with its back to a huge marble wall. "Why waste your time on those finishing touches which will never be seen?" he asked. "Who will ever know of such detailed work on the back of her head?" Phidias swiftly replied, "I will know!"

There is a vast amount of small moments of love, done and shared each and every day. Sometimes they are so small they can go unnoticed and they often do. But these moments of love make such a difference, they are never a waste and they are real treasures. Sometimes we doubt what we do or we might even add "why bother". But today and across the weekend, the message is simple: your many small moments of love are valued, treasured and so precious. They are God's loving energy flowing in so many directions. Keep them flowing!

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Thursday
Sep-18
Thought For The Week

'I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can, with whatever I have, to try to make a difference.' ~Jimmy Carter

There is a story told about Phidias who was one of the greatest sculptors in ancient Greece. Legend tells us that he was extremely careful when applying the finishing touches to the beautiful statue of Diana which was to adorn the Acropolis in Athens. As he applied his chisel to the back of Diana's head, he shaped each strand of hair with great patience, giving his full attention to the tiniest detail. An observer reminded Phidias that the statue would stand one hundred feet high with its back to a huge marble wall. "Why waste your time on those finishing touches which will never be seen?" he asked. "Who will ever know of such detailed work on the back of her head?" Phidias swiftly replied, "I will know!"

There is a vast amount of small moments of love, done and shared each and every day. Sometimes they are so small they can go unnoticed and they often do. But these moments of love make such a difference, they are never a waste and they are real treasures. Sometimes we doubt what we do or we might even add "why bother". But today and across the weekend, the message is simple: your many small moments of love are valued, treasured and so precious. They are God's loving energy flowing in so many directions. Keep them flowing!

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Sep-17
Thought For The Week

'I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can, with whatever I have, to try to make a difference.' ~Jimmy Carter

There is a story told about Phidias who was one of the greatest sculptors in ancient Greece. Legend tells us that he was extremely careful when applying the finishing touches to the beautiful statue of Diana which was to adorn the Acropolis in Athens. As he applied his chisel to the back of Diana's head, he shaped each strand of hair with great patience, giving his full attention to the tiniest detail. An observer reminded Phidias that the statue would stand one hundred feet high with its back to a huge marble wall. "Why waste your time on those finishing touches which will never be seen?" he asked. "Who will ever know of such detailed work on the back of her head?" Phidias swiftly replied, "I will know!"

There is a vast amount of small moments of love, done and shared each and every day. Sometimes they are so small they can go unnoticed and they often do. But these moments of love make such a difference, they are never a waste and they are real treasures. Sometimes we doubt what we do or we might even add "why bother". But today and across the weekend, the message is simple: your many small moments of love are valued, treasured and so precious. They are God's loving energy flowing in so many directions. Keep them flowing!

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Sep-16
Thought For The Week

'I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can, with whatever I have, to try to make a difference.' ~Jimmy Carter

There is a story told about Phidias who was one of the greatest sculptors in ancient Greece. Legend tells us that he was extremely careful when applying the finishing touches to the beautiful statue of Diana which was to adorn the Acropolis in Athens. As he applied his chisel to the back of Diana's head, he shaped each strand of hair with great patience, giving his full attention to the tiniest detail. An observer reminded Phidias that the statue would stand one hundred feet high with its back to a huge marble wall. "Why waste your time on those finishing touches which will never be seen?" he asked. "Who will ever know of such detailed work on the back of her head?" Phidias swiftly replied, "I will know!"

There is a vast amount of small moments of love, done and shared each and every day. Sometimes they are so small they can go unnoticed and they often do. But these moments of love make such a difference, they are never a waste and they are real treasures. Sometimes we doubt what we do or we might even add "why bother". But today and across the weekend, the message is simple: your many small moments of love are valued, treasured and so precious. They are God's loving energy flowing in so many directions. Keep them flowing!

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Sunday
Sep-14
Today Sunday Sep 14th is the feast of the Triumph Of The Cross

It doesn't work to leap a twenty foot chasm in two ten foot jumps' ~American Proverb

Today (Sep 14th) is the feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The cross is something that so many people can relate to. Life is far from easy, straightforward or predictable. It often means we try to jump twenty feet in two ten foot jumps and we begin to free-fall. But the cross is the stepping stone or the bridge that saves us from that fall. The cross on its own is ugly and not a place we want to stop or stay at. The cross can never be an end in itself. Because of the Resurrection the cross becomes a stepping stone. The cross pulls God right into the middle of our struggles, setbacks, pain, suffering and sometimes into the mess of our lives. But God doesn't want us to remain in this place. Life can sometimes be a jump too far but the cross in a strange way allows us to get through and across. We ask and pray for God's help today to give us strength, courage and hope to get through all that is difficult in our lives at the moment.
 
 
 
  Saturday
Sep-13
Thought For The Week

'Lord God and maker of all things, creation is upheld by you. While all things must change and know decay, you are unchanging and always new.' ~From The Breviary

There is a lot in this prayer that touches on many aspects of life and living. It first recognises that God is at the centre of life. God is the heartbeat of creation. It recognises that everything is changing. Nothing in life stands still and everything living must also come to an end at some stage. While we know death is part of life, we often struggle to understand it, accept it or be comfortable with it. We are not on our own here and many feel the same way.

The line 'You are unchanging and always new' is worth reflecting on. Something that doesn't change suggests that it is stuck, stale and old so how can it be new? When the word 'unchanging' is made in reference to God it means that God's love for us never changes. In living our daily lives we do great things and do lots of things so well. We also make mistakes, we fall and we are sometimes all over the place. We think we have pushed ourselves outside of God's love. But nothing like this can happen because God's love for us is constant, unchanging and eternal. It is a rock solid foundation to build our lives on, a light to guide us, the air we breathe and the blood in our veins. It is always there and will never change. Every day is a new beginning, as is every hour, minute and every moment. God is in there too, unchanging but always new.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Thursday
Sep-11
Thought For The Week

'Lord God and maker of all things, creation is upheld by you. While all things must change and know decay, you are unchanging and always new.' ~From The Breviary

There is a lot in this prayer that touches on many aspects of life and living. It first recognises that God is at the centre of life. God is the heartbeat of creation. It recognises that everything is changing. Nothing in life stands still and everything living must also come to an end at some stage. While we know death is part of life, we often struggle to understand it, accept it or be comfortable with it. We are not on our own here and many feel the same way.

The line 'You are unchanging and always new' is worth reflecting on. Something that doesn't change suggests that it is stuck, stale and old so how can it be new? When the word 'unchanging' is made in reference to God it means that God's love for us never changes. In living our daily lives we do great things and do lots of things so well. We also make mistakes, we fall and we are sometimes all over the place. We think we have pushed ourselves outside of God's love. But nothing like this can happen because God's love for us is constant, unchanging and eternal. It is a rock solid foundation to build our lives on, a light to guide us, the air we breathe and the blood in our veins. It is always there and will never change. Every day is a new beginning, as is every hour, minute and every moment. God is in there too, unchanging but always new.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Sep-10
Thought For The Week

'Lord God and maker of all things, creation is upheld by you. While all things must change and know decay, you are unchanging and always new.' ~From The Breviary

There is a lot in this prayer that touches on many aspects of life and living. It first recognises that God is at the centre of life. God is the heartbeat of creation. It recognises that everything is changing. Nothing in life stands still and everything living must also come to an end at some stage. While we know death is part of life, we often struggle to understand it, accept it or be comfortable with it. We are not on our own here and many feel the same way.

The line 'You are unchanging and always new' is worth reflecting on. Something that doesn't change suggests that it is stuck, stale and old so how can it be new? When the word 'unchanging' is made in reference to God it means that God's love for us never changes. In living our daily lives we do great things and do lots of things so well. We also make mistakes, we fall and we are sometimes all over the place. We think we have pushed ourselves outside of God's love. But nothing like this can happen because God's love for us is constant, unchanging and eternal. It is a rock solid foundation to build our lives on, a light to guide us, the air we breathe and the blood in our veins. It is always there and will never change. Every day is a new beginning, as is every hour, minute and every moment. God is in there too, unchanging but always new.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Sep-09
Thought For The Week

'Lord God and maker of all things, creation is upheld by you. While all things must change and know decay, you are unchanging and always new.' ~From The Breviary

There is a lot in this prayer that touches on many aspects of life and living. It first recognises that God is at the centre of life. God is the heartbeat of creation. It recognises that everything is changing. Nothing in life stands still and everything living must also come to an end at some stage. While we know death is part of life, we often struggle to understand it, accept it or be comfortable with it. We are not on our own here and many feel the same way.

The line 'You are unchanging and always new' is worth reflecting on. Something that doesn't change suggests that it is stuck, stale and old so how can it be new? When the word 'unchanging' is made in reference to God it means that God's love for us never changes. In living our daily lives we do great things and do lots of things so well. We also make mistakes, we fall and we are sometimes all over the place. We think we have pushed ourselves outside of God's love. But nothing like this can happen because God's love for us is constant, unchanging and eternal. It is a rock solid foundation to build our lives on, a light to guide us, the air we breathe and the blood in our veins. It is always there and will never change. Every day is a new beginning, as is every hour, minute and every moment. God is in there too, unchanging but always new.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Monday
Sep-08
Thought For The Week

'Lord God and maker of all things, creation is upheld by you. While all things must change and know decay, you are unchanging and always new.' ~From The Breviary

There is a lot in this prayer that touches on many aspects of life and living. It first recognises that God is at the centre of life. God is the heartbeat of creation. It recognises that everything is changing. Nothing in life stands still and everything living must also come to an end at some stage. While we know death is part of life, we often struggle to understand it, accept it or be comfortable with it. We are not on our own here and many feel the same way.

The line 'You are unchanging and always new' is worth reflecting on. Something that doesn't change suggests that it is stuck, stale and old so how can it be new? When the word 'unchanging' is made in reference to God it means that God's love for us never changes. In living our daily lives we do great things and do lots of things so well. We also make mistakes, we fall and we are sometimes all over the place. We think we have pushed ourselves outside of God's love. But nothing like this can happen because God's love for us is constant, unchanging and eternal. It is a rock solid foundation to build our lives on, a light to guide us, the air we breathe and the blood in our veins. It is always there and will never change. Every day is a new beginning, as is every hour, minute and every moment. God is in there too, unchanging but always new.

Thought For The Week is updated each Monday
 
 
 
  Sunday
Sep-07
Thought For The Week

'Never under estimate the importance of having fun.' ~Randy Pausch

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that has been sweeping the nation over the past few weeks and today the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association revealed that donations in Ireland have reached a whopping 1.1million Euros, with the money still rolling in. It gained huge momentum when Daithi O Se got soaked during the Rose Of Tralee. He was followed by Sharon Ni Bheolain, Miriam O'Callaghan and it just took off. Irish people and indeed all over the world have completely got behind the challenge, with thousands of icy videos posted to social media sites each day. The appeal of the charity has played a huge part in the number of people taking part. But it also shows how people really enjoy a bit of fun.

This has spiritual significance too. When religion becomes stiff, cold and rigid it has lost its soul. Whatever we believe in is meant to sustain, guide, encourage and help us through life. It gives us a reason to keep going, to find meaning and fulfillment. It also gives us a reason to smile and to enjoy the simple blessings that each day can bring. The ice bucket challenge is a reminder to appreciate these blessings that are always within our reach. If you want to participate and support the charity just text MND to 50300.
 
 
 
  Friday
Sep-05
Thought For The Week

'Never under estimate the importance of having fun.' ~Randy Pausch

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that has been sweeping the nation over the past few weeks and today the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association revealed that donations in Ireland have reached a whopping 1.1million Euros, with the money still rolling in. It gained huge momentum when Daithi O Se got soaked during the Rose Of Tralee. He was followed by Sharon Ni Bheolain, Miriam O'Callaghan and it just took off. Irish people and indeed all over the world have completely got behind the challenge, with thousands of icy videos posted to social media sites each day. The appeal of the charity has played a huge part in the number of people taking part. But it also shows how people really enjoy a bit of fun.

This has spiritual significance too. When religion becomes stiff, cold and rigid it has lost its soul. Whatever we believe in is meant to sustain, guide, encourage and help us through life. It gives us a reason to keep going, to find meaning and fulfillment. It also gives us a reason to smile and to enjoy the simple blessings that each day can bring. The ice bucket challenge is a reminder to appreciate these blessings that are always within our reach. If you want to participate and support the charity just text MND to 50300.
 
 
 
  Thursday
Sep-04
Thought For The Week

'Never under estimate the importance of having fun.' ~Randy Pausch

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that has been sweeping the nation over the past few weeks and today the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association revealed that donations in Ireland have reached a whopping 1.1million Euros, with the money still rolling in. It gained huge momentum when Daithí O Sé got soaked during the Rose Of Tralee. He was followed by Sharon Ni Bheolain, Miriam O'Callaghan and it just took off. Irish people and indeed all over the world have completely got behind the challenge, with thousands of icy videos posted to social media sites each day. The appeal of the charity has played a huge part in the number of people taking part. But it also shows how people really enjoy a bit of fun.

This has spiritual significance too. When religion becomes stiff, cold and rigid it has lost its soul. Whatever we believe in is meant to sustain, guide, encourage and help us through life. It gives us a reason to keep going, to find meaning and fulfillment. It also gives us a reason to smile and to enjoy the simple blessings that each day can bring. The ice bucket challenge is a reminder to appreciate these blessings that are always within our reach. If you want to participate and support the charity just text MND to 50300.
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Sep-03
Thought For The Week

'Never under estimate the importance of having fun.' ~Randy Pausch

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that has been sweeping the nation over the past few weeks and today the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association revealed that donations in Ireland have reached a whopping 1.1million Euros, with the money still rolling in. It gained huge momentum when Daithí O Sé got soaked during the Rose Of Tralee. He was followed by Sharon Ni Bheolain, Miriam O'Callaghan and it just took off. Irish people and indeed all over the world have completely got behind the challenge, with thousands of icy videos posted to social media sites each day. The appeal of the charity has played a huge part in the number of people taking part. But it also shows how people really enjoy a bit of fun.

This has spiritual significance too. When religion becomes stiff, cold and rigid it has lost its soul. Whatever we believe in is meant to sustain, guide, encourage and help us through life. It gives us a reason to keep going, to find meaning and fulfillment. It also gives us a reason to smile and to enjoy the simple blessings that each day can bring. The ice bucket challenge is a reminder to appreciate these blessings that are always within our reach. If you want to participate and support the charity just text MND to 50300.
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Sep-02
Thought For The Week

'Never under estimate the importance of having fun.' ~Randy Pausch

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that has been sweeping the nation over the past few weeks and today the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association revealed that donations in Ireland have reached a whopping 1.1million Euros, with the money still rolling in. It gained huge momentum when Daithí O Se got soaked during the Rose Of Tralee. He was followed by Sharon Ni Bheolain, Miriam O'Callaghan and it just took off. Irish people and indeed all over the world have completely got behind the challenge, with thousands of icy videos posted to social media sites each day. The appeal of the charity has played a huge part in the number of people taking part. But it also shows how people really enjoy a bit of fun.

This has spiritual significance too. When religion becomes stiff, cold and rigid it has lost its soul. Whatever we believe in is meant to sustain, guide, encourage and help us through life. It gives us a reason to keep going, to find meaning and fulfillment. It also gives us a reason to smile and to enjoy the simple blessings that each day can bring. The ice bucket challenge is a reminder to appreciate these blessings that are always within our reach. If you want to participate and support the charity just text MND to 50300.
 
 
 
  Monday
Sep-01
Thought For The Week

'Never under estimate the importance of having fun.' ~Randy Pausch

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that has been sweeping the nation over the past few weeks and today the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association revealed that donations in Ireland have reached a whopping 1.1million Euros, with the money still rolling in. It gained huge momentum when Daithí O Sé got soaked during the Rose Of Tralee. He was followed by Sharon Ni Bheoláin, Miriam O'Callaghan and it just took off. Irish people and indeed all over the world have completely got behind the challenge, with thousands of icy videos posted to social media sites each day. The appeal of the charity has played a huge part in the number of people taking part. But it also shows how people really enjoy a bit of fun.

This has spiritual significance too. When religion becomes stiff, cold and rigid it has lost its soul. Whatever we believe in is meant to sustain, guide, encourage and help us through life. It gives us a reason to keep going, to find meaning and fulfillment. It also gives us a reason to smile and to enjoy the simple blessings that each day can bring. The ice bucket challenge is a reminder to appreciate these blessings that are always within our reach. If you want to participate and support the charity just text MND to 50300.
 
 

 

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