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.  

Jesus, as you travelled the roads of Galilee and Judea, you knew what it was like to be without shelter, to have to rely on others’ kindness for accommodation. Help me to appreciate more deeply the place that I call ‘home’, and to reach out to those...
Lord, help me to appreciate more deeply the place that I call ‘home’, and to reach out to those who are homeless today Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a fireside with two people sitting at it
Heavenly Father, as sun and rain come and go, as storms threaten me and clear skies console me, let me not lose sight of the signs of your presence, the signs of all that you are doing in our world. By kind permission of Kevin Mayhew
Image: Millennium Bridge with people on it at sunset. Text: Heavenly Father, let me not lose sight of the signs of your presence Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage
Dear God, as I pass through the valley of everyday life, plodding along, one foot in front of the other, help me to see the refreshment you offer me in the people and the events, the challenges and the achievements, in everything that you bring my...
Text: Lord, help me to see the refreshment you offer me in everything that you bring my way today. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a cup of tea or coffee
Dear God, as I pass through the valley of everyday life, plodding along, one foot in front of the other, help me to see the refreshment you offer me in the people and the events, the challenges and the achievements, in everything that you bring my...
Lord, help me to learn from the humility of John the Baptist so that I, too, may show others the way to you. Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a person holding a lantern
Lord Jesus, John the Baptist pointed you out to those who were searching for you, even when he had to stand aside to do so. Help me to learn from his humility so that I, too, may show others the way to you, allowing them to move freely without...
Text: Lord, help me to lay down some of the burdens that I cling to Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a man with a bag which he has rested on the floor
Lord, setting out can be difficult. In many ways I would rather stay where I am, in a place and with people I know, comfortable in my familiar habits. Help me to take these first steps along the road, and to recognise you along the way. By kind...
Text: Lord, help me to take these first steps along the road, and to recognise you along the way Paul Nicholson SJ – An Advent Pilgrimage Image: a sign post at sunset
THE lopped tree in time may grow again, Most naked plants renew both fruit and flower; The sorriest wight may find release of pain, The driest soil suck in some moistening shower. Times go by turns, and chances change by course, From foul to fair,...
The saddest birds a season find to sing. Image: robin on a branch
Pope Francis - Gaudete et exsultate
A path in a forest in winter. Text: Always ask the Spirit what Jesus expects from you at every moment of your life and in every decision you must make Pope Francis, Gaudete et exsultate
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