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Listing March - 2016
 
  Thursday
Mar-31
Thought For The Week resumes next Monday April 4th
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Mar-30
Because of the Easter Holidays Thought For The Week resumes next Monday April 4th
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Mar-29
Because of the Easter Holidays Thought For The Week resumes next Monday April 4th
 
 
 
  Monday
Mar-28
Because of the Easter Holidays Thought For The Week resumes next Monday April 4th
 
 
 
  Sunday
Mar-27
Thought For Today is by Triona Doherty called 'Light Of Our Darkness'

'Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of people overcoming it.' ~Helen Keller


There are people in our world and all around us who overcome suffering every day. We all know people who keep smiling and joking through serious illness or misfortune and people who have many problems of their own but are still always available to help others. There are brave folks who, having lost a loved one to illness, go on to dedicate their time to charitable works and fundraising in the hope that others might avoid the same agony. And then there are people who, though themselves in the depths of pain or despair, can help others simply by empathising with their suffering. In different ways, these are all 'Easter people', full of hope and light amidst the darkness. They remind us that even in the darkest of situations, God's light can shine.

Today we celebrate the ultimate victory over suffering and death. We have journeyed this week through the darkness of loneliness, betrayal and abandonment into the light of forgiveness, healing and new life.

In her poem Dawn, the poet Emily Dickinson wrote: 'Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.' Dawn will always emerge from darkness. If we want to be 'Easter people', we need to be open to throwing ourselves into the ups and downs, the sufferings and the joys of life, always open to experiencing resurrection and hope in all their forms. Christ is risen - alleluia!
 
 
 
  Saturday
Mar-26
Today Holy Saturday is a day of waiting. You could call it the 'in between day'. The fallout from Good Friday is massive. The disciples have fled. There is total grief, shock and dismay. Everything seems to have collapsed with the death of Jesus. Nothing makes sense. Darkness has truly taken over. Sometimes we have to wait in darkness, wait in the middle of our struggles, wait in our anxious and lonely days before something may happen. Light always shatters and wipes out darkness. This is the Easter story. The Resurrection of Jesus will shatter the darkness. It has no escape. Easter is all about a great sense of hope, new beginnings and a new journey. We are not on our own. Many like you and me are in waiting. We wait for the light to shine in our darkness. We are Easter people and without the light of the Resurrection we have nothing to hold onto. Life is shallow and meaningless without it. Wishing you a very Happy Easter.
 
 
 
  Friday
Mar-25
I am currently the school chaplain in Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí (Bantry Community College). During the past week few weeks we had a big wooden cross in our Prayer Room. There was a bowl of barbed thorns next to the cross. The invitation was to push into the wooden cross one of these thorns, if you had a worry, a problem, something painful or difficult happening in your life. As the days went on the cross filled up with so many thorns. It was a gentle reminder that life is never straight forward for anyone. The cross is something we all can clearly relate to. On Good Friday Jesus holds all the thorns of our life, all the pain, the hurt, the disappointments, the darkness and the setbacks. Everything is held in his outstretched arms.
 
 
 
  Thursday
Mar-24
Thought For The Week

"We sometimes have to experience pain for us to have a story to tell. The power to heal from the pain equips us with the strength to rise up again and move beyond it all. We must learn from pain and let it lead us to the most beautiful parts of our journey in life. Only then can our stories become fully complete." ~Kemi Sogunle

Maps have been around for hundreds of years since the first explorers started discovering different parts of our world. Today maps have been replaced more by satellite navigation systems. We're told they're more reliable and accurate in getting us to our destination. But modern technology and different maps can never tell us the feel of a road and its character. The only way to find out is by travelling along it. We are about to begin our journey through Holy Week. As we travel the road of Holy Week we are invited to allow it to touch and be part of our lives. We might be tempted to say, I know that story, I have been there before and I don't think it offers me much anymore. But there are many parts of it that can meaningfully touch our lives.

I am currently the school chaplain in Col"iste Pobail Bheanntra" (Bantry Community College). During the past week few weeks we had a big wooden cross in our Prayer Room. There was a bowl of barbed thorns next to the cross. The invitation was to push into the wooden cross one of these thorns, if you had a worry, a problem, something painful or difficult happening in your life. As the days went on the cross filled up with so many thorns. It was a gentle reminder that life is never straight forward for anyone. The cross is something we all can clearly relate to. On Good Friday Jesus holds all the thorns of our life, all the pain, the hurt, the disappointments, the darkness and the setbacks. Everything is held in his outstretched arms. But most important is how the cross became a sign of hope thanks to the Resurrection. The journey of Holy Week will lead us to Easter. We are entering an important week so important we call it a sacred week. We are invited to walk the road of Holy Week at our own pace. Our own story is very much in there.
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Mar-23
Thought For The Week

"We sometimes have to experience pain for us to have a story to tell. The power to heal from the pain equips us with the strength to rise up again and move beyond it all. We must learn from pain and let it lead us to the most beautiful parts of our journey in life. Only then can our stories become fully complete." ~Kemi Sogunle

Maps have been around for hundreds of years since the first explorers started discovering different parts of our world. Today maps have been replaced more by satellite navigation systems. We're told they're more reliable and accurate in getting us to our destination. But modern technology and different maps can never tell us the feel of a road and its character. The only way to find out is by travelling along it. We are about to begin our journey through Holy Week. As we travel the road of Holy Week we are invited to allow it to touch and be part of our lives. We might be tempted to say, I know that story, I have been there before and I don't think it offers me much anymore. But there are many parts of it that can meaningfully touch our lives.

I am currently the school chaplain in Col"iste Pobail Bheanntra" (Bantry Community College). During the past week few weeks we had a big wooden cross in our Prayer Room. There was a bowl of barbed thorns next to the cross. The invitation was to push into the wooden cross one of these thorns, if you had a worry, a problem, something painful or difficult happening in your life. As the days went on the cross filled up with so many thorns. It was a gentle reminder that life is never straight forward for anyone. The cross is something we all can clearly relate to. On Good Friday Jesus holds all the thorns of our life, all the pain, the hurt, the disappointments, the darkness and the setbacks. Everything is held in his outstretched arms. But most important is how the cross became a sign of hope thanks to the Resurrection. The journey of Holy Week will lead us to Easter. We are entering an important week so important we call it a sacred week. We are invited to walk the road of Holy Week at our own pace. Our own story is very much in there.
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Mar-22
Thought For The Week

"We sometimes have to experience pain for us to have a story to tell. The power to heal from the pain equips us with the strength to rise up again and move beyond it all. We must learn from pain and let it lead us to the most beautiful parts of our journey in life. Only then can our stories become fully complete." ~Kemi Sogunle

Maps have been around for hundreds of years since the first explorers started discovering different parts of our world. Today maps have been replaced more by satellite navigation systems. We're told they're more reliable and accurate in getting us to our destination. But modern technology and different maps can never tell us the feel of a road and its character. The only way to find out is by travelling along it. We are about to begin our journey through Holy Week. As we travel the road of Holy Week we are invited to allow it to touch and be part of our lives. We might be tempted to say, I know that story, I have been there before and I don't think it offers me much anymore. But there are many parts of it that can meaningfully touch our lives.

I am currently the school chaplain in Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí (Bantry Community College). During the past week few weeks we had a big wooden cross in our Prayer Room. There was a bowl of barbed thorns next to the cross. The invitation was to push into the wooden cross one of these thorns, if you had a worry, a problem, something painful or difficult happening in your life. As the days went on the cross filled up with so many thorns. It was a gentle reminder that life is never straight forward for anyone. The cross is something we all can clearly relate to. On Good Friday Jesus holds all the thorns of our life, all the pain, the hurt, the disappointments, the darkness and the setbacks. Everything is held in his outstretched arms. But most important is how the cross became a sign of hope thanks to the Resurrection. The journey of Holy Week will lead us to Easter. We are entering an important week so important we call it a sacred week. We are invited to walk the road of Holy Week at our own pace. Our own story is very much in there.
 
 
 
  Monday
Mar-21
Thought For The Week

"We sometimes have to experience pain for us to have a story to tell. The power to heal from the pain equips us with the strength to rise up again and move beyond it all. We must learn from pain and let it lead us to the most beautiful parts of our journey in life. Only then can our stories become fully complete." ~Kemi Sogunle

Maps have been around for hundreds of years since the first explorers started discovering different parts of our world. Today maps have been replaced more by satellite navigation systems. We're told they're more reliable and accurate in getting us to our destination. But modern technology and different maps can never tell us the feel of a road and its character. The only way to find out is by travelling along it. We are about to begin our journey through Holy Week. As we travel the road of Holy Week we are invited to allow it to touch and be part of our lives. We might be tempted to say, I know that story, I have been there before and I don't think it offers me much anymore. But there are many parts of it that can meaningfully touch our lives.

I am currently the school chaplain in Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí (Bantry Community College). During the past week few weeks we had a big wooden cross in our Prayer Room. There was a bowl of barbed thorns next to the cross. The invitation was to push into the wooden cross one of these thorns, if you had a worry, a problem, something painful or difficult happening in your life. As the days went on the cross filled up with so many thorns. It was a gentle reminder that life is never straight forward for anyone. The cross is something we all can clearly relate to. On Good Friday Jesus holds all the thorns of our life, all the pain, the hurt, the disappointments, the darkness and the setbacks. Everything is held in his outstretched arms. But most important is how the cross became a sign of hope thanks to the Resurrection. The journey of Holy Week will lead us to Easter. We are entering an important week so important we call it a sacred week. We are invited to walk the road of Holy Week at our own pace. Our own story is very much in there.
 
 
 
  Sunday
Mar-20
Last Tuesday was a day of song, music, drama, poetry and art in Ireland's 4,000 schools and third-level colleges as they celebrated Proclamation Day, commemorating events of Ireland in 1916 and creating a vision for the country in the future. The Irish flag was raised in each school with a reading of the Proclamation from 1916. A lovely addition was the reading of the students own Proclamation and included issues they feel are important 100 years on. Many of these new proclamations included a voice for the homeless and poor.

St Patrick had his own beautiful proclamation too. At the heart of his proclamation is that God is present in the very heartbeat of life and that God is close and near to us not just occasionally but every moment of every single day. He summed up his proclamation in the beautiful prayer of St Patrick

Christ be with me
Christ within me
Christ behind me
Christ before me
Christ beside me
Christ to win me
Christ to comfort and restore me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ in quiet and in danger
Christ in the hearts of all that love me
Amen
 
 
 
  Saturday
Mar-19
Last Tuesday was a day of song, music, drama, poetry and art in Ireland's 4,000 schools and third-level colleges as they celebrated Proclamation Day, commemorating events of Ireland in 1916 and creating a vision for the country in the future. The Irish flag was raised in each school with a reading of the Proclamation from 1916. A lovely addition was the reading of the students own Proclamation and included issues they feel are important 100 years on. Many of these new proclamations included a voice for the homeless and poor.

St Patrick had his own beautiful proclamation too. At the heart of his proclamation is that God is present in the very heartbeat of life and that God is close and near to us not just occasionally but every moment of every single day. He summed up his proclamation in the beautiful prayer of St Patrick

Christ be with me
Christ within me
Christ behind me
Christ before me
Christ beside me
Christ to win me
Christ to comfort and restore me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ in quiet and in danger
Christ in the hearts of all that love me
Amen
 
 
 
  Friday
Mar-18
Last Tuesday was a day of song, music, drama, poetry and art in Ireland's 4,000 schools and third-level colleges as they celebrated Proclamation Day, commemorating events of Ireland in 1916 and creating a vision for the country in the future. The Irish flag was raised in each school with a reading of the Proclamation from 1916. A lovely addition was the reading of the students own Proclamation and included issues they feel are important 100 years on. Many of these new proclamations included a voice for the homeless and poor.

St Patrick had his own beautiful proclamation too. At the heart of his proclamation is that God is present in the very heartbeat of life and that God is close and near to us not just occasionally but every moment of every single day. He summed up his proclamation in the beautiful prayer of St Patrick
Christ be with me
Christ within me
Christ behind me
Christ before me
Christ beside me
Christ to win me
Christ to comfort and restore me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ in quiet and in danger
Christ in the hearts of all that love me
Amen
 
 
 
  Thursday
Mar-17
Last Tuesday was a day of song, music, drama, poetry and art in Ireland's 4,000 schools and third-level colleges as they celebrated Proclamation Day, commemorating events of Ireland in 1916 and creating a vision for the country in the future. The Irish flag was raised in each school with a reading of the Proclamation from 1916. A lovely addition was the reading of the students own Proclamation and included issues they feel are important 100 years on. Many of these new proclamations included a voice for the homeless and poor.

St Patrick had hos own beautiful proclamation too. At the heart of his proclamation is that God is present in the very heartbeat of life and that God is close and near to us not just occasionally but every moment of every single day. He summed up his proclamation in the beautiful prayer of St Patrick
Christ be with me
Christ within me
Christ behind me
Christ before me
Christ beside me
Christ to win me
Christ to comfort and restore me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ in quiet and in danger
Christ in the hearts of all that love me
Amen
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Mar-16
Thought For The Week

The following reflection is a different take on Psalm 23 and puts the emphasis very much on the need to slow down and not to be rushing without reason or purpose. It is called "The Lord Is My Pace Setter" and the author is unknown

The Lord is my Pace Setter, I shall not rush. He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals. He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity. He leads me in ways of efficiency through calmness of mind and his guidance is peace. Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day I will not fret. For his presence is there. His timelessness, his all importance will keep me in balance. He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity, by anointing my mind with his oils of tranquility. My cup of joyous energy flows. Surely harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours, for I shall walk in the pace of my Lord and dwell in his house forever.
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Mar-15
Thought For The Week

The following reflection is a different take on Psalm 23 and puts the emphasis very much on the need to slow down and not to be rushing without reason or purpose. It is called "The Lord Is My Pace Setter" and the author is unknown

The Lord is my Pace Setter, I shall not rush. He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals. He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity. He leads me in ways of efficiency through calmness of mind and his guidance is peace. Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day I will not fret. For his presence is there. His timelessness, his all importance will keep me in balance. He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity, by anointing my mind with his oils of tranquility. My cup of joyous energy flows. Surely harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours, for I shall walk in the pace of my Lord and dwell in his house forever.
 
 
 
  Monday
Mar-14
Thought For The Week

The following reflection is a different take on Psalm 23 and puts the emphasis very much on the need to slow down and not to be rushing without reason or purpose. It is called "The Lord Is My Pace Setter" and the author is unknown

The Lord is my Pace Setter, I shall not rush. He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals. He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity. He leads me in ways of efficiency through calmness of mind and his guidance is peace. Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day I will not fret. For his presence is there. His timelessness, his all importance will keep me in balance. He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity, by anointing my mind with his oils of tranquility. My cup of joyous energy flows. Surely harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours, for I shall walk in the pace of my Lord and dwell in his house forever.
 
 
 
  Sunday
Mar-13
Our reflection today is by Triona Doherty called 'Open the Doors'

Today marks the third anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. His papacy has been marked by a focus on openness, forgiveness, and mercy - summed up, perhaps, in his oft quoted remark: 'Who am I to judge?' So prevalent is his focus on God's mercy that Pope Francis has declared this a Jubilee Year of Mercy - a special year to receive blessing from God and remission of sins.

Some of us will make a pilgrimage during this year to one of the many holy doors in our cathedrals and churches. Pope Francis has called on Catholics around the world to use the occasion to open wide the doors of their hearts to forgive others and not to exclude them. 'When we go through that door, it is good to remember that we must also open wide the doors of our heart,' he said, suggesting that before passing through the Holy Door, people should pray: 'Lord, help me to open the doors of my heart!'

'The holy year won't be very effective if the doors of our heart do not let Christ enter, who pushes us to go towards others, to bring him and his love. Therefore, as the holy door remains open because it is the sign of the welcoming that God himself reserves for us, so also our doors - those of the heart - must always be open to not exclude anyone. Not even those that bother me. No one!' It is very much in the tradition of today's Gospel, where we meet a Jesus who is merciful to sinners, and who challenges us all to look at our own attitudes and our tendency to judge others.
 
 
 
  Saturday
Mar-12
Thought For Week

'Life is so very, very short. Why spend even one day doing something which you have outgrown? When something stops working for you, it is time to move on.' ~Joe Armstrong

No one likes anything that is stale or sour. We are all familiar with the taste of sour milk or bread that has gone off. It is quickly put to one side and we replenish with fresh supplies. There are many things in life that have gone stale or sour. What once brought us life, energy and enthusiasm may have become stale and lifeless. This often happens over a period of time and often so quietly we don't even notice it. Then one day something upsets us or we have to work through something very difficult in our lives. It is then we realise we are in that place and very often we tend to remain in that situation.

One message of Lent is that it's possible to step out of that place and into something much better. If we have outgrown something and its clearly not working, then it's time to move on. There is much to move onto that can be life giving and positive. Perhaps in time this too may become stale but one of the many Gospel messages is not to become a slave to anything that's static, stale or not life giving. What is not working for you at the moment? What have you outgrown? Can you choose something new and much more life giving during these last few weeks of Lent?
 
 
 
  Friday
Mar-11
Thought For Week'Life is so very, very short. Why spend even one day doing something which you have outgrown? When something stops working for you, it is time to move on.' ~Joe Armstrong

No one likes anything that is stale or sour. We are all familiar with the taste of sour milk or bread that has gone off. It is quickly put to one side and we replenish with fresh supplies. There are many things in life that have gone stale or sour. What once brought us life, energy and enthusiasm may have become stale and lifeless. This often happens over a period of time and often so quietly we don't even notice it. Then one day something upsets us or we have to work through something very difficult in our lives. It is then we realise we are in that place and very often we tend to remain in that situation.

One message of Lent is that it's possible to step out of that place and into something much better. If we have outgrown something and its clearly not working, then it's time to move on. There is much to move onto that can be life giving and positive. Perhaps in time this too may become stale but one of the many Gospel messages is not to become a slave to anything that's static, stale or not life giving. What is not working for you at the moment? What have you outgrown? Can you choose something new and much more life giving during these last few weeks of Lent?
 
 
 
  Thursday
Mar-10
Thought For Week'Life is so very, very short. Why spend even one day doing something which you have outgrown? When something stops working for you, it is time to move on.' ~Joe Armstrong

No one likes anything that is stale or sour. We are all familiar with the taste of sour milk or bread that has gone off. It is quickly put to one side and we replenish with fresh supplies. There are many things in life that have gone stale or sour. What once brought us life, energy and enthusiasm may have become stale and lifeless. This often happens over a period of time and often so quietly we don't even notice it. Then one day something upsets us or we have to work through something very difficult in our lives. It is then we realise we are in that place and very often we tend to remain in that situation.

One message of Lent is that it's possible to step out of that place and into something much better. If we have outgrown something and its clearly not working, then it's time to move on. There is much to move onto that can be life giving and positive. Perhaps in time this too may become stale but one of the many Gospel messages is not to become a slave to anything that's static, stale or not life giving. What is not working for you at the moment? What have you outgrown? Can you choose something new and much more life giving during these last few weeks of Lent?
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Mar-09
Thought For Week'Life is so very, very short. Why spend even one day doing something which you have outgrown? When something stops working for you, it is time to move on.' ~Joe Armstrong

No one likes anything that is stale or sour. We are all familiar with the taste of sour milk or bread that has gone off. It is quickly put to one side and we replenish with fresh supplies. There are many things in life that have gone stale or sour. What once brought us life, energy and enthusiasm may have become stale and lifeless. This often happens over a period of time and often so quietly we don't even notice it. Then one day something upsets us or we have to work through something very difficult in our lives. It is then we realise we are in that place and very often we tend to remain in that situation.

One message of Lent is that it's possible to step out of that place and into something much better. If we have outgrown something and its clearly not working, then it's time to move on. There is much to move onto that can be life giving and positive. Perhaps in time this too may become stale but one of the many Gospel messages is not to become a slave to anything that's static, stale or not life giving. What is not working for you at the moment? What have you outgrown? Can you choose something new and much more life giving during these last few weeks of Lent?
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Mar-08
Thought For Week'Life is so very, very short. Why spend even one day doing something which you have outgrown? When something stops working for you, it is time to move on.' ~Joe Armstrong

No one likes anything that is stale or sour. We are all familiar with the taste of sour milk or bread that has gone off. It is quickly put to one side and we replenish with fresh supplies. There are many things in life that have gone stale or sour. What once brought us life, energy and enthusiasm may have become stale and lifeless. This often happens over a period of time and often so quietly we don't even notice it. Then one day something upsets us or we have to work through something very difficult in our lives. It is then we realise we are in that place and very often we tend to remain in that situation.

One message of Lent is that it's possible to step out of that place and into something much better. If we have outgrown something and its clearly not working, then it's time to move on. There is much to move onto that can be life giving and positive. Perhaps in time this too may become stale but one of the many Gospel messages is not to become a slave to anything that's static, stale or not life giving. What is not working for you at the moment? What have you outgrown? Can you choose something new and much more life giving during these last few weeks of Lent?
 
 
 
  Monday
Mar-07
'Life is so very, very short. Why spend even one day doing something which you have outgrown? When something stops working for you, it is time to move on.' ~Joe Armstrong

No one likes anything that is stale or sour. We are all familiar with the taste of sour milk or bread that has gone off. It is quickly put to one side and we replenish with fresh supplies. There are many things in life that have gone stale or sour. What once brought us life, energy and enthusiasm may have become stale and lifeless. This often happens over a period of time and often so quietly we don't even notice it. Then one day something upsets us or we have to work through something very difficult in our lives. It is then we realise we are in that place and very often we tend to remain in that situation.

One message of Lent is that it's possible to step out of that place and into something much better. If we have outgrown something and its clearly not working, then it's time to move on. There is much to move onto that can be life giving and positive. Perhaps in time this too may become stale but one of the many Gospel messages is not to become a slave to anything that's static, stale or not life giving. What is not working for you at the moment? What have you outgrown? Can you choose something new and much more life giving during these last few weeks of Lent?
 
 
 
  Sunday
Mar-06
Thought For The Week

'Prayer begins with you. Start where you are and stay with it. God is with you as you are and does not expect you to be any other than you are.' ~Mary Luke Tobin

Last Monday was Feb 29th and this year we mark a Leap year. A leap year is added to our calendar to keep it working properly. The earth travels around the sun in one year but in fact it takes a little longer, 365 1/4 days. The Leap year every four years corrects this. The chances of being born in a Leap year are 1 in 1500. Any year that can be divided by 4 is a Leap Year. A woman can propose to her partner on Feb 29th. Of course for anyone whose birthday is on Feb 29th, it is indeed a special day. For all of us we too need to correct ourselves on occasions. We steer off course, we lose focus, we drift and particularly when it comes to spiritual matters. It is good to recheck and get going again. Thankfully with God we don't have to wait every four years!

Prayer is when we connect to the energy of God that is all around us. Sometimes we are very much aware of the presence of God in our lives and sometimes it just doesn't happen. The best starting point is to know that God is with us where we are right now. Whatever is going on for us right now is the most important moment to start with and stay with. This calls for honesty. It pulls in a whole range of feelings of where we might be right now, from content, upset, angry, anxious, unsure, scared, happy, sad, fulfilled, stressed, hopeful or whatever. Honesty in prayer and saying what's going on for us right now is so precious. It is never closed. It may lead to change or it may not. Having shared the honest moment means that the prayer has not been a waste of time. What a pity if this only happened every four years. But when we can weave these short little moments of prayer into our daily routine, we are connecting to the energy or presence of God all around us. This is a good place to be.
 
 
 
  Saturday
Mar-05
Thought For The Week

'Prayer begins with you. Start where you are and stay with it. God is with you as you are and does not expect you to be any other than you are.' ~Mary Luke Tobin

Last Monday was Feb 29th and this year we mark a Leap year. A leap year is added to our calendar to keep it working properly. The earth travels around the sun in one year but in fact it takes a little longer, 365 1/4 days. The Leap year every four years corrects this. The chances of being born in a Leap year are 1 in 1500. Any year that can be divided by 4 is a Leap Year. A woman can propose to her partner on Feb 29th. Of course for anyone whose birthday is on Feb 29th, it is indeed a special day. For all of us we too need to correct ourselves on occasions. We steer off course, we lose focus, we drift and particularly when it comes to spiritual matters. It is good to recheck and get going again. Thankfully with God we don't have to wait every four years!

Prayer is when we connect to the energy of God that is all around us. Sometimes we are very much aware of the presence of God in our lives and sometimes it just doesn't happen. The best starting point is to know that God is with us where we are right now. Whatever is going on for us right now is the most important moment to start with and stay with. This calls for honesty. It pulls in a whole range of feelings of where we might be right now, from content, upset, angry, anxious, unsure, scared, happy, sad, fulfilled, stressed, hopeful or whatever. Honesty in prayer and saying what's going on for us right now is so precious. It is never closed. It may lead to change or it may not. Having shared the honest moment means that the prayer has not been a waste of time. What a pity if this only happened every four years. But when we can weave these short little moments of prayer into our daily routine, we are connecting to the energy or presence of God all around us. This is a good place to be.
 
 
 
  Friday
Mar-04
Thought For The Week

'Prayer begins with you. Start where you are and stay with it. God is with you as you are and does not expect you to be any other than you are.' ~Mary Luke Tobin

Last Monday was Feb 29th and this year we mark a Leap year. A leap year is added to our calendar to keep it working properly. The earth travels around the sun in one year but in fact it takes a little longer, 365 1/4 days. The Leap year every four years corrects this. The chances of being born in a Leap year are 1 in 1500. Any year that can be divided by 4 is a Leap Year. A woman can propose to her partner on Feb 29th. Of course for anyone whose birthday is on Feb 29th, it is indeed a special day. For all of us we too need to correct ourselves on occasions. We steer off course, we lose focus, we drift and particularly when it comes to spiritual matters. It is good to recheck and get going again. Thankfully with God we don't have to wait every four years!

Prayer is when we connect to the energy of God that is all around us. Sometimes we are very much aware of the presence of God in our lives and sometimes it just doesn't happen. The best starting point is to know that God is with us where we are right now. Whatever is going on for us right now is the most important moment to start with and stay with. This calls for honesty. It pulls in a whole range of feelings of where we might be right now, from content, upset, angry, anxious, unsure, scared, happy, sad, fulfilled, stressed, hopeful or whatever. Honesty in prayer and saying what's going on for us right now is so precious. It is never closed. It may lead to change or it may not. Having shared the honest moment means that the prayer has not been a waste of time. What a pity if this only happened every four years. But when we can weave these short little moments of prayer into our daily routine, we are connecting to the energy or presence of God all around us. This is a good place to be.
 
 
 
  Thursday
Mar-03
Thought For The Week

'Prayer begins with you. Start where you are and stay with it. God is with you as you are and does not expect you to be any other than you are.' ~Mary Luke Tobin

Last Monday was Feb 29th and this year we mark a Leap year. A leap year is added to our calendar to keep it working properly. The earth travels around the sun in one year but in fact it takes a little longer, 365 1/4 days. The Leap year every four years corrects this. The chances of being born in a Leap year are 1 in 1500. Any year that can be divided by 4 is a Leap Year. A woman can propose to her partner on Feb 29th. Of course for anyone whose birthday is on Feb 29th, it is indeed a special day. For all of us we too need to correct ourselves on occasions. We steer off course, we lose focus, we drift and particularly when it comes to spiritual matters. It is good to recheck and get going again. Thankfully with God we don't have to wait every four years!

Prayer is when we connect to the energy of God that is all around us. Sometimes we are very much aware of the presence of God in our lives and sometimes it just doesn't happen. The best starting point is to know that God is with us where we are right now. Whatever is going on for us right now is the most important moment to start with and stay with. This calls for honesty. It pulls in a whole range of feelings of where we might be right now, from content, upset, angry, anxious, unsure, scared, happy, sad, fulfilled, stressed, hopeful or whatever. Honesty in prayer and saying what's going on for us right now is so precious. It is never closed. It may lead to change or it may not. Having shared the honest moment means that the prayer has not been a waste of time. What a pity if this only happened every four years. But when we can weave these short little moments of prayer into our daily routine, we are connecting to the energy or presence of God all around us. This is a good place to be.
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Mar-02
Thought For The Week

'Prayer begins with you. Start where you are and stay with it. God is with you as you are and does not expect you to be any other than you are.' ~Mary Luke Tobin

Last Monday was Feb 29th and this year we mark a Leap year. A leap year is added to our calendar to keep it working properly. The earth travels around the sun in one year but in fact it takes a little longer, 365 1/4 days. The Leap year every four years corrects this. The chances of being born in a Leap year are 1 in 1500. Any year that can be divided by 4 is a Leap Year. A woman can propose to her partner on Feb 29th. Of course for anyone whose birthday is on Feb 29th, it is indeed a special day. For all of us we too need to correct ourselves on occasions. We steer off course, we lose focus, we drift and particularly when it comes to spiritual matters. It is good to recheck and get going again. Thankfully with God we don't have to wait every four years!

Prayer is when we connect to the energy of God that is all around us. Sometimes we are very much aware of the presence of God in our lives and sometimes it just doesn't happen. The best starting point is to know that God is with us where we are right now. Whatever is going on for us right now is the most important moment to start with and stay with. This calls for honesty. It pulls in a whole range of feelings of where we might be right now, from content, upset, angry, anxious, unsure, scared, happy, sad, fulfilled, stressed, hopeful or whatever. Honesty in prayer and saying what's going on for us right now is so precious. It is never closed. It may lead to change or it may not. Having shared the honest moment means that the prayer has not been a waste of time. What a pity if this only happened every four years. But when we can weave these short little moments of prayer into our daily routine, we are connecting to the energy or presence of God all around us. This is a good place to be.
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Mar-01
Thought For The Week

'Prayer begins with you. Start where you are and stay with it. God is with you as you are and does not expect you to be any other than you are.' ~Mary Luke Tobin

Yesterday was Feb 29th and this year we mark a Leap year. A leap year is added to our calendar to keep it working properly. The earth travels around the sun in one year but in fact it takes a little longer, 365 1/4 days. The Leap year every four years corrects this. The chances of being born in a Leap year are 1 in 1500. Any year that can be divided by 4 is a Leap Year. A woman can propose to her partner on Feb 29th. Of course for anyone whose birthday is on Feb 29th, it is indeed a special day. For all of us we too need to correct ourselves on occasions. We steer off course, we lose focus, we drift and particularly when it comes to spiritual matters. It is good to recheck and get going again. Thankfully with God we don't have to wait every four years!

Prayer is when we connect to the energy of God that is all around us. Sometimes we are very much aware of the presence of God in our lives and sometimes it just doesn't happen. The best starting point is to know that God is with us where we are right now. Whatever is going on for us right now is the most important moment to start with and stay with. This calls for honesty. It pulls in a whole range of feelings of where we might be right now, from content, upset, angry, anxious, unsure, scared, happy, sad, fulfilled, stressed, hopeful or whatever. Honesty in prayer and saying what's going on for us right now is so precious. It is never closed. It may lead to change or it may not. Having shared the honest moment means that the prayer has not been a waste of time. What a pity if this only happened every four years. But when we can weave these short little moments of prayer into our daily routine, we are connecting to the energy or presence of God all around us. This is a good place to be.
 
 

 

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