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'Ivy Flow'
(Archived on Monday - October - 01/10/2018 )

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  Photo was taken at Seskin, Bantry, West Cork (Irl)  
 
A honeybee is busy working the ivy flower which is so plentiful at this time of year and is a huge boost to honeybees before winter kicks in

 

Thought on Monday - October - 01/10/2018

'Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.' ~Therese de Lisieux

The start of October today has a blend of some beautiful feast days, each one as special as the next. Today Monday (Oct 1st) is the feast of St Therese and she is one of the most popular saints of our time. Her huge appeal is not that she did extra ordinary things but that she did the little things extraordinary well. She found that she was closest to God when she was doing the simplest and most mundane tasks. The spectacular and sensational always attracts interest and sometimes hype. Celebrities are always in the spotlight. But this was never a part of her life.

We may have many things planned for today and across the coming week. The chances are that much of is nothing extra ordinary. It will not make headlines and most of it we have done so many times before. But the feast of St Therese reminds us that this is where life is meant to be. This is where life really matters. It is comforting to know that in the simple and ordinary events of our lives, we can be quite close to God. This is something we so often take for granted. Getting close to God is not reserved for the elite or the chosen few. It is always within our reach.

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