Thought for the day, Sunday 11th December

“In the first reading of the Eucharist today I heard: “I am offering you life or death. . . . Choose life, then, so that you and your descendants may live in the love of Yahweh, your God, obeying his voice, holding fast to him” (Deuteronomy 30:19–20). How do I choose life? I am becomingContinue reading “Thought for the day, Sunday 11th December”

Thought for the day, Saturday 10th December

“I dwell in Possibility –A fairer House than Prose –More numerous of Windows –Superior – for Doors – Of Chambers as the Cedars –Impregnable of eye –And for an everlasting RoofThe Gambrels of the Sky – Of Visitors – the fairest –For Occupation – This –The spreading wide my narrow HandsTo gather Paradise –” EmilyContinue reading “Thought for the day, Saturday 10th December”

Thought for the day, Thursday 8th December

“He was born of the ocean and the earth; his father was Poseidon and his mother was Gaia. He was unrivalled in strength as long as he maintained contact with the earth, his mother. But when a challenger had the wit to lift him off the ground and crush his ribs in mid air, heContinue reading “Thought for the day, Thursday 8th December”

Thought for the day, Wednesday 7th December

“Unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things,Continue reading “Thought for the day, Wednesday 7th December”

Thought for the day, Sunday 4th December

Winter’s Cloak by Joyce Rupp “This year I do not wantthe dark to leave me.I need its wrapof silent stillness,its cloakof long-lasting embrace.Too much lighthas pulled me awayfrom the chamberof gestation. Let the dawnscome late,let the sunsetsarrive early,let the eveningsextend themselveswhile I lean intothe abyss of my being. Let me lie in the caveof myContinue reading “Thought for the day, Sunday 4th December”

Thought for the day, Friday 2nd December

“The chemistry of the mind is different from the chemistry of love. The mind is careful, suspicious, he advances little by little. He advises, “Be careful, protect yourself,” whereas love says, “Let yourself go!” The mind is strong, never falls down, while love hurts itself, falls into ruins. But isn’t it in ruins that weContinue reading “Thought for the day, Friday 2nd December”