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'West Cork Sunrise'
(Archived on Sunday - October - 06/10/2019 )

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  Photo taken by Niamh Ní Dhrisceoil, Baltimore, West Cork (Irl)  
 
This stunningly beautiful photo was taken by Niamh Ní Dhrisceoil on the early morning ferry from Baltimore to the island of Cape Clear.

 

Thought on Sunday - October - 06/10/2019

Thought For Today is by Jane Mellett from the Intercom Magazine

'If you start thinking that only your biggest and shiniest moments count, you're setting yourself up to feel like a failure most of the time.' ~Chris Hadfield

A question: do you feel that your faith is strong enough? I'd hazard a guess that for many of us the answer is no. Faith can be a fragile thing. It changes throughout our lives. It is tested and it wanes and wobbles at times, particularly when we go through periods of pain or loss.

A lot of the time we feel like we could be doing better - we should be spending more time in prayer, meditating on the Scriptures, making more effort to put the Gospel into action in our families and in our communities. No matter what stage we're at in our faith journey, there is room for improvement; God always wants to draw us closer.

There is a great image of hope in today's Gospel. The mustard seed brings to mind something that is tiny, weak and insignificant. But Jesus says that if our faith is even the size of a mustard seed, we are capable of great things! God grows strength out of weakness. Once we have a small spark of faith in our hearts, it can grow into something strong. If we nourish it, turn to God more often, make more space for God in our daily routine, wonderful things will follow.

Find that spark, and let it shine!

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