From Sadness to Joy

Lord, in good times and bad, draw me closer to you. Let me trust in you to turn my mourning into joy and gladness. "Melanie Rigney uses stories of the saints, our sisters in faith, to help readers grow in their spiritual lives. Some of these saints are familiar—Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Bernadette [...]

Staying mindful

Whenever you do anything stupid, cruel, evil, or destructive to yourself or others, you are at that moment unconscious, and unconscious of your identity. If you were fully conscious, you would never do it. Loving people are always highly conscious people. To rely on any drug or substance is to become unconscious. -from Breathing Under [...]

where there is despair, hope

Attributed to St Francis of Assisi, this phrase came immediately to mind as I wrestled with how I should respond to the three air disasters of recent memory (with the loss of innocent lives of women, men and children – rich and poor, professional and ordinary folk, families and singles); the advance of ISIS/Islamic State/DAESH [...]

Leadership

Leadership  –  we have been hearing quite a bit about it lately …. from National and International Politicians (who argue over who has the better Economic Policy or who is best “to run the show”) … from our various National Sports Organisations (who argue about “salary caps” or who vie for prime media time to [...]