Wednesday 18th January: One Kind Word

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

heart-ripple

Reflection

Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,

Spreading, spreading from the centre, owing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be.

Drop a pebble in the water: in a minute you forget, But there’s little waves a- owing, and there’s ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a- owing to a great big wave have grown;

You’ve disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone.

Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on.

They keep spreading, spreading, spreading from the centre as they go,
And there is no way to stop them, once you’ve started them to ow.

Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute you forget;
But there’s little waves a- owing, and there’s ripples circling yet, And perhaps in some sad hearta mighty wave of tears you’ve stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy ere you dropped that unkind word.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness: just a ash and it is gone;
But there’s half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,

Bearing hope and joy and comfort on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn’t believe the volume of the one kind word you gave.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness: in a minute you forget;
But there’s gladness still a-swelling, and there’s joy circling yet,

And you’ve rolled a wave of comfort whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word

By James W. Foley

Ask God to help you say at least one kind word to someone in St Joseph’s School today.

Prayer

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.