Thought for the day

 

Take this thought with you today to remind you that God is with you in all you do. His love can shine through your actions this day.  

John 6: 35 Pray with the Sunday readings
A person holding a loaf of bread. Text: ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst.’ John 6: 35
St Ignatius of Loyola St Ignatius used to often write this phrase or others like it at the end of his letters. Find out more about St Ignatius The Way of Ignatius
Praise God always! St Ignatius of Loyola. Image: sunflowers
St Ignatius of Loyola Where have you found God today?
Find God in all things. St Ignatius of Loyola. Image: an umbrella reflected in a puddle.
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 124 St Ignatius believed that people should use their senses in prayer - especially in imaginative contemplation. Imaginative Contemplation Exercises
I will smell the fragrance and taste the infinite sweetness and charm of the Divinity, and of the soul, of its virtues and of everything there.  St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 124  Image: blueberries growing on a tree
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 236 Find out more about the Spiritual Exercises
God works and labours on my behalf in all created things   St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 236 Image: a kingfisher.
St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 237 How can we thank the Lord for all that is good today?
Sun shining through grasses. All that is good and every gift descends from on high St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 237
St Ignatius of Loyola, (Letter to Teresa Rejadell) When we know we are doing the right thing, living our lives in the way God wants us to, we are able to feel uplifted by God, we feel lighter. Read more about consolation
A person standing on sand. With divine consolation, all hardships are ultimately pleasure, all fatigues rest   St Ignatius of Loyola
Psalm 144 (145) Pray with the Sunday readings
The Lord is close to all who call him, who call on him from their hearts.  Psalm 144  (145) Image: a man sitting on a mountain looking at the view.
St Ignatius of Loyola Can I bring this thought to mind during my day, my week? How might it help me act in a different way?
Beware of condemning any person’s action. Consider your neighbour’s intention.  St Ignatius of Loyola Image: two people talking.
St Ignatius of Loyola, Letter to Francis Borgia SJ And our every day actions can be a form of prayer too.
God does not make use of people only when they are praying    St Ignatius of Loyola, Letter to Francis Borgia SJ Image: a person planting a seedling.
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