Thought For The Week

'We must accept that this creative pulse within us is God's creative pulse itself.' ~Joseph Chilton Pearce

A magazine asked its readers, "What are the most inspiring words you have ever been told?" Some answers were predictable, some were flippant, some were deep and profound but one that stood out in particular was the following: "You may not know where life's road will lead you, but keep moving because God is walking with you".

There are few who know where life's road will take us. If we knew everything we might be gripped with fear or bubble with excitement. But to know everything would quench the element of surprise and a sense of looking forward. We are invited to put our trust in God knowing that God is walking with us, whatever may lie ahead of us.

The Gospel acclamation that was used at Sunday Mass at the weekend went: "Alleluia, Alleluia. Make your home in me, as I make mine in you, says the Lord. Whoever remains in me and with me, bears fruit in plenty." This is a beautiful line and is another reminder of how close God is to us. We often talk about this closeness. It is never occasional but is always real and lasting.

One of the best known poems/reflections in our Christian tradition is 'Footprints in the Sand'. In the dream a man saw the footprints of Jesus beside his own and these were present where ever he went. But the man wondered why there was only one set of footprints during the most difficult and challenging times in his life. And the words of Jesus to him were: "It was then that I carried you." During these difficult and challenging times of Covid 19 it is good to know that God is walking with us through everything.

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