Thoughts for November 19 from Fr Willie Doyle


The Agony in the Garden by El Greco

We can never sufficiently thank Him for so completely showing us in the Garden that He was a man by praying to escape the storm.

COMMENT: Jesus showed us His humanity on many different occasions, but nowhere more movingly than during the Agony in the Garden. As Fr Doyle tells us in today’s quote, there is nothing wrong with asking God to relieve our sufferings and to spare us particular trials, so long as we are also ultimately resigned to God’s holy will.

Let us pray for God’s protection in all of our difficulties, and in particular for Ireland as it faces increasingly difficult financial woes. Let us also remember the many innocent families and individuals who are suffering financial hardship and anxiety in the midst of the current crisis in this country.