Spirituality

Take this thought with you today to remind you that God is with you in all you do. His love can shine through your actions this day.  

St Francis Xavier (Letter to Francisco Mansilhas SJ from India, 1545)
We must be pilgrims ready to go wherever we can serve God our Lord the more. St Francis Xavier. Image: a pilgrim on the Camino
In the Bach version it starts ‘I have enough’ and ends ‘I rejoice in my death’. This is Simeon holding a new born baby. He knows that this scrap of humanity cradled in his arms brings salvation for all humanity. The music is beautiful, but also...
Simeon holding the Christ-child in a painting by Rembrandt
Anyway, the queues were unusually long as customers unloaded overflowing trolleys onto conveyor belts for bored checkout girls to scan. One older lady in the queue was getting tired having stood for too long already; she really needed to sit down...
A basket with food in
A few years ago there was a TfL advertising campaign which said if you give money to beggars then you are fuelling their drug habit, which gave me an excuse to not give cash. But I also remember recently that Pope Francis suggested that sometimes we...
Ten pound note (new style)