Thought for the day

 

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.  

Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ ('Pied Beauty')
Glory be to God for dappled things –    For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;       For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings… Image: a chestnut
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 236
God works and labours on my behalf in all created things  St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 236  Image: autumn leaves and blue sky
A prayer for our earth – Laudato Si’
Lord, encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace A prayer for our earth – Laudato Si’ Image: a man speaking at a protest
Prayer of St Francis (attributed)
Where there is despair, let me bring hope. Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.    Prayer of St Francis (attributed) Image: a person lighting a candle
Matthew 6: 26 Today is the Feast of St Matthew, Evangelist. Take a look at our Year of Matthew series.
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.  Matthew 6: 26
Pope Francis – Laudato Si’
An integral ecology is also made up of simple, daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness.  Pope Francis – Laudato Si’  Image: a person opening a resuable bottle
Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ
And for all this, nature is never spent;     There lives the dearest freshness deep down things; And though the last lights off the black West went     Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs -   Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ Image: morning lihjt
A prayer for our earth – Laudato Si’
Lord, teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation A prayer for our earth – Laudato Si’ Image: a chaffinch.
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