Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Check in...


If we have Someone who represents the Truth for us, then it's very important to 'check in' and make sure that we are on the right track / following the right directions in our lives.
We can so easily go astray and be misguided.   The world at large is full of temptations that seem to be okay, yet in our inner selves we know what's right.
To do what's right may be a challenge and yet the wonderful feeling and self-goodness is worth any sacrifice.
Let's do what's right and make it habit to 'check in' and have the comfort and guidance that comes from He who loves us.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

TRUST ME...

I've become aware lately of the difficulty it can me to have trust, even in those we love.
Of course we may want to say... I do / I do!  and yet when push comes to shove, we can fail.
LOVE shines brightest when we are willing and able to trust each other, whatever the circumstances.  Hurts will come and doubts and even pride, yet when love is uppermost, then we have nothing to fear and every reason for trusting in those we love.
That's how and why it can be easy to love God.
With even a little Faith we become aware of how much God loves us.
Next step is for us to return that love with love.
This is a blessing to have because then we can grow in love for God and for each other.
'Trust in Me...'

Sunday, October 28, 2018

GRACEFUL LADY

Earlier this week, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Knock and spend time in the company of my Spiritual Mother.
It was a form of Retreat and yet I felt myself going forward not backward.
From my earliest days I've experienced help and encouragement coming from a source outside myself and I believe it is the Blessed Virgin Mary, who has been looking after me and family and friends, always.
Strange to have such a friend and yet not always feel close to Her...
It's an honour to have her as my Spiritual Mother and  realise how much closer I could be.
Mary is always close to us and we have only to look at the world and all the places she visits in her
efforts to bring us close to God.
Perhaps now is a good reminder to me and to all of us to build up a loving relationship with our
Heavenly Mother, our Lady full of Grace.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Go with the Flow...

Life can be simple or complicated.  A lot depends on how we look at life...
Do I see a beautiful world occupied by beautiful people, OR  am I taken up with the flaws and weaknesses in human kind.
Leonard Coan's song comes to mind... the cracks in human kind is where the love gets in.
The person who can learn to somehow put love into everything they do is happiest person in the world.
It's more simple than we might imagine...  a little patience / compassion / understanding are the secret of a happy life.
One step at a time. No hurry / no worry, just love.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Be a Hero...

It's easy to be ordinary... never to stick out or cause a fuss and yet, life can present challenges.
What does one do when faced with a challenge to stand up and be counted?
In Ireland and perhaps many other countries, people have moved away from being 'ordinary'.
We have so much knowledge and information that in a sense, we could and some do, change the world.
Am I such a person?  Am I willing to stand up and be counted for what I believe?
Is God important in my life and why?
This is a great time for all of us who have faith and believe in God the Father / the Son and the Holy Spirit.  We have enough knowledge and faith to save the world.
All we have to do is become a Hero and stand up for what we believe!


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Power of the Written Word...

Sometimes we can be inspired in relation to some topic of common interest and yet...
Do we write it down?   Do we even put down a point of interest?
I wonder how it was for Dickens when he became aware of the awful poverty that was prevalent in
London in his time?
Did he write it down?  Oh, yes. He did even more.  He wrote stories that people were interested in reading which highlighting this shameful poverty where people lived in squalor and died of starvation and others lived in beautiful homes with servants to look after their needs and desires.
Dickens has taught us the Power of the Written Word and his stories have allowed the world to know what it was like to live in his day.
Today we are experiencing this very poverty where people are starving for proper, healthy food and a place to call home.
We may look at people and be tempted to blame them for not being more practical or willing to endure a hardship where their right to a decent life is questioned.
A lot of mothers would rather walk the streets with their little ones than follow the alternative of life in a violent home.
We all have stories to tell.  Let them speak for those who are unable to write them
The Power of the Written Word... 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

PILGRIM

On Sunday 26th August 2018, I became a Pilgrim along with thousands of other Irish people.
We were a strange motley of persons from OAP's / families / babies / religious; you name it, 
we were there in great spirits and willing and able to endure the long trek to the Pope's Cross in the Phoenix Park.
A prayerful excitement filled many hearts as we took our places and then went wild when 
Pope Francis came along in the Pope mobile. I screamed with delight when he came close and followed his journey around on the huge screen in front of the magnificent Altar.
He spoke with great reverence and asked for forgiveness for the many wrongs which have taken place in the Church where fallen humanity has stood in the way of  compassion and love.
Pope Francis spoke strongly about the need in the world today for Love./ for God to be present in our daily lives.
I found myself thinking of the woman in the Bible who was accused of adultery and the angry crowd who wanted to stone her to death...
Christ said, ' Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.'
Little by little, they all walked away.
Christ said, ' Has no one condemned thee?  Neither do I.  Go and sin no more.'
Great Lesson for today where there is such a hunger for blame and such a lack of forgiveness.