(May 1st is the feast of St Joseph the Worker) ‘Joy does not come without effort, when one plants flowers, one must water them’ (German proverb)

(Last Sunday was a day of prayer for Vocations) ‘You choose because you are chosen, you choose because at the heart of your desire to love, you have found the heart of God searching for you’ (Irish Bishops Conference)

‘Mankind would perish if there was no evidence, anytime or anywhere of the divinity of man’ (Gandhi).

‘There is nothing more important in life than compassion for another human being’ (Tolstoy).

‘If you want to make the world a better place, forgive someone for what they’ve said or done’.

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” (Lao Tzu)

‘God hasn’t stopped talking. He talks through the lives of loving people.’

‘There is no better time for growth than springtime. Lent is the springtime of the spirit.’

‘Love is the key. For those in love, Moslem, Christian, and Jew do not exist. Why listen to those who see it another way? If they're not in love their eyes do not exist’. (Rumi)

‘If you really want to see God, look carefully at the world he has created’ (Anthony de Mello)