Posts Tagged ‘Thanks’

Be still and know

Monday, April 11th, 2022

The person who wrote a reflection on this line from scripture knew meditation. The reflection goes like this: Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be. If we go into prayer with this, leaving a space between each line, we make Read more

Pope rings to say thanks for the ice cream

Monday, August 17th, 2020

It’s a poorly kept secret that Pope Francis has a sweet tooth, with a particular weakness when it comes to ice cream. So it shouldn’t have been surprising that the “cold-call pontiff” was at it again this week, to thank an ice cream shop for the gift of several pounds of Italian gelato. Read more

Living thanks

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Fr Gerry Hughes SJ had a rich imagination for creating parable relevant to present times. He often used one of these in a homily. Here is a story that has stayed with me both in essence and effect. Two women won a national competition. The prize was to have a meal cooked for them by Read more

Pope: Prayer not just about asking

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Prayer should not center just on asking God to fulfill one’s hopes and desires, but must include praise, thanks and trust in God’s plan which may not match one’s own, Pope Benedict XVI said. The way Jesus prayed to his Father “teaches us that in our own prayers, we must always trust in the Father’s Read more

Pope stops to say thanks

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Just before flying out of Madrid, Pope Benedict took time out and stopped at the Madrid IFEMA conference centre to say thanks to the 14,000 volunteers who worked to stage World Youth Day. “With your service, you have shown the face of kindness, friendliness and commitment to others,” the the 84 year old pope  said. Read more