Category Archives: Thoughts for the day

Over the years I’ve written various ‘thought for the day’ articles, some published on the internet, some read on the radio. Here are a selection

“Sorry Jesus, you got it wrong”

Two children are in a fight, and when we separate them both point at the other and shout “well he started it”.  We might respond “well even if he did, you carried it on!” But as we grow older we … Continue reading

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Immigrants!

“A business man was coming back from a sales trip overseas.  His flight was delayed and he managed only to get the last train back to where his car was parked at the station.  It was late at night, and … Continue reading

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“Back in the day …” But why not now?

There was a time when it was wrong to tell a lie. There was a time when we were taught that “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” There was a time when we were taught … Continue reading

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Worried about where your children are going to live?

Worried about where your children are going to live?  You should be. The average house price in the UK is around £300,000, with average first time buyer house price at around £200,000. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/may/16/average-asking-price-first-time-buyer-home-buy-to-let-stamp-duty If a prospective first time buyer has … Continue reading

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A Christian way to stimulate the economy.

Economic growth is seen as a good thing.  More economic activity generates more taxes and so allows the government more money to spend on healthcare, education, and welfare.  Society benefits from extra spend on these issues. But forecasters say that … Continue reading

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A morning prayer for the wealthy

Dear Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Thank you for bringing me safely through another night and for the promise of a new day. Thank you for blessing me with health, wealth and good friends, and thank you for my … Continue reading

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Greece is on the verge of a great future – don’t throw it away!

What is it that defines a successful country? The wellbeing of the citizens, or the nation’s riches? The two are not the same. Wellbeing: feeling loved and valued, health, happiness, contributing to society –these are the things that matter, that … Continue reading

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Work and Pay

I think the world has become confused about work. Instead of thinking that work is something to be endured to bring in the money we need to live, or a means of making us rich we should think of our … Continue reading

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Financial advice from Money Box Live, or Pope Francis?

I was listening to the radio program Money Box Live last week. They were talking about pensions. It seems that if you delay taking your pension for a year then the amount of your pension increases by about 10% per … Continue reading

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There are no border controls on the Kingdom of God

Jesus taught that “the Kingdom of God is at hand”. But how do we get there? Do we need a passport, or apply for a visa? Do we have to pass an entrance test to become a citizen? Anselm described … Continue reading

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