Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 15/11/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 15th November 2020. ‘Reconciliation’ A friend telephoned recently, and in the course of the conversation it seemed clear that there was a tension between him and his children. They were not communicating with each other for whatever reasons. And I thought: how sad. I am… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 08/11/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 8th November 2020. ‘Courage’ There are two kinds of courage – physical and moral. Physical courage is about bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, danger, uncertainty or even risk of death. Moral courage is the ability to do what is right in the… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 01/11/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 1st November 2020. ‘Wisdom’ I am sure we can all remember various ‘words of wisdom’ or ‘advice’ that people have given us during our lives, that we never forget. When I was young, I don’t recall anyone in my family (immediate or extended) ever attending… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 25/10/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 25th October 2020. ‘Bible Sunday’ Today, the last Sunday of the season of the Church’s year known as Trinity, is celebrated by many churches as Bible Sunday. So I thought that today I would use my ‘Thought for the Day’ to say something about the… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 11/10/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 11th October 2020. A few thoughts today on ‘Perseverance’. Perseverance means, basically, not giving up until you have achieved your goal. For example, Thomas Edison made a successful alkaline battery, but only after 10,000 failed experiments. And here’s a Chinese proverb to reflect on: the… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 04/10/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 4th October 2020. A few thoughts today about ‘Time’. Quite by coincidence, at around Michaelmas (Michaelmas, also known as the Feast of the Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, falls on 29th September) I have just started reading a book about the Italian artist Michelangelo –… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 27/9/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 27th September 2020. ‘Thank You’ We are at that time of year when we normally have a special Sunday service, following centuries of tradition, to say thank you to God for the harvest. Most churches usually have a greater attendance for the Harvest Festival than… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 20/9/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 20th September 2020. ‘Suffering’ I expect few people escape completely from suffering of one kind or another during their lifetimes. Suffering can result from, for example, an injury (temporary or permanent), or sickness (physical or mental), or the loss of a loved one, or a… Read more »

Thought for the Day – Fr. Ray Hemingray 13/9/2020

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Fr Ray Hemingray has shared his thought for today, Sunday 13th September 2020. Today I have some further thoughts on the topic of ‘Compassion’, which I discussed in my Thought for the Day on 28 June. We are all familiar with the New Testament stories about the miracle of Jesus feeding the multitude who gathered… Read more »