Is Lent for the Birds or for more and for God?

Is Lent for the Birds or for more and for God?

Could an interest in birding and their place in biodiversity be a suitable Lenten practice?  Environmental disasters are one of the areas mentioned by Pope Francis in his Lenten message and loss of biodiversity is at least a low-key disaster. The Holy Father calls for...
Reflection extracts from Daily Thoughts February and March 2020

Reflection extracts from Daily Thoughts February and March 2020

SOME ECO-FRIENDLY LENTEN ACTS OF LOVE AND SACRIFICE.  “REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE “ Study and Read:  Do a family project on becoming eco-friendly: pray and share together. check family carbon footprint, energy and water saving, grow herbs, vegetables, trees, eat more...
Thoughts on a week that was.  The leaders and the Led

Thoughts on a week that was. The leaders and the Led

Last week it was the SONA that drew the attention of South Africans. A distracting question had been  ‘Were the EFF going to disrupt proceedings?  Were they going to be allowed to do so?   Is disruption an acceptable response when one doesn’t like something and wants...
REFLECTIONS.  Extracts from Daily Thoughts February 2020

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Daily Thoughts February 2020

February 21. Jocelyn asked, “ Isn’t sometimes doing good a question of faith while in other cases good, altruistic behavior could be a personality trait or even genetic?   I was reading some stuff for an assignment on altruism and was fascinated that research into...
Who captured St Valentine?

Who captured St Valentine?

The popular celebration of Valentine’s Day in modern secular times does have its origin in a more sacred setting.  Although the actual history is lost in the mists of time there are more than one account of Valentines, they were martyrs in the early Christian church,...
REFLECTIONS.  Extracts from February 2020 Daily Thoughts

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from February 2020 Daily Thoughts

February 12. Bruce, the Old Testament scholar briefly told the story.” King Solomon, David’s son, had asked God for wisdom in his early days.  In time he became one of the richest and most successful men.  He acquired many possessions, many wives and concubines, gold...