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'January Surprise'
(Archived on Saturday - January - 25/01/2014 )

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  Photo was taken on the Drishane Road, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)  
A heather flower comes into its own and adds a lovely touch of colour during this month of January


Thought on Saturday - January - 25/01/2014

'Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular.' ~Lisa Lutz

As we head towards the end of January there is a high chance that all our initial new year resolutions are now a distant memory. Today (Jan 25th) is the feast of the conversion of St.Paul and a reminder that we can still get back on track with some positive change in our lives. There have been many significant turnaround stories throughout history and Paul stands high in the list. He was a bully, a dictator and a persecutor. He was mean, hard, cruel and ruthless particularly to the early Christians. But significantly he put his past behind, did a massive u turn and became famous for his missionary work and the spreading of the Gospel. We may not do such a dramatic turnaround in our lives but we can certainly leave some of our past behind. When we constantly dwell on past wrongs we give way to bitterness. Nobody likes a bitter person. Their company is negative with little room for anything positive or wholesome. Like Paul, the call is to leave the past behind and look on today as new beginning. It is the only way forward.

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