Thought For The Day

Thought For The Day is provided by members of All Hallows’, St Chad’s and St Michael’s churches.

  • Thought for the Day : Wednesday 14 April
    Thought for the Day by Tim Ward (St Chad’s) Readings: John 20:19-31 and Deuteronomy 3:18-end “Life so full I give to youAs the father sends me so I send youSpread my light ...
  • Thought for the Day : Tuesday 13 April
    Thought for the Day by Clive Barrett (St Michael’s) “I have seen the Lord” Readings: John 20:11-18 Christ appears to Mary. Jesus MAFA, Cameroon Something happened that first Easter Day. We don’t know what, ...
  • Thought for the Day : Monday 12 April
    Thought for the Day by Jan Betts (All Hallows) Reading: Daniel 3:1-30 What and who are we asked to worship as Christians and what are the consequences of refusing to worship anyone ...
  • Thought for the Day : Friday 26 March
    Thought for the Day by Toby Parsons (All Hallows) Reading: John 12:20-36 The grain of seed “At this moment the world is in crisis.” “Right now I am shaken.” Several sentences in today’s reading from ...
  • Thought for the Day : Thursday 25 March
    Thought for the Day by Gill Griggs (St Chad’s) Readings: I Samuel 2: 1-10 and Romans 5:12-21 There is a debate taking place in our society about compulsory vaccination for people working ...
  • Thought for the Day : Wednesday 24 March
    Thought for the Day by Nigel Greenwood (St Chad’s) Reading: John 12:1-11 Today we commemorate Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, assassinated in 1980 as he was celebrating Mass in the Chapel ...
  • Thought for the Day : Tuesday 23 March
    Thought for the Day by Katherine-Alice Grasham (All Hallows’) Readings: Jeremiah 22:1-5 Verse 3: “Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been ...
  • Thought for the Day : Friday 19 March
    Thought for the Day by Alan Griggs (St Chad’s) Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 13:53-58 A friend of mine went to University, and worshipped regularly at the college chapel; there he came across ...
  • Thought for the Day : Thursday 18 March
    Thought for the Day by Elizabeth Pearson (St Chad’s) Readings: Jeremiah 19:1-13 and John 10:22-42 Keeping Faith during Challenging Times. The readings today pivot on the central importance of faith and believing in God. ...
  • Thought for the Day : Wednesday 17 March
    Thought for the Day by Phil Gardner (All Hallows’) Readings: Jeremiah 18:13–23 and John 10:11–21 St Patrick (5th century AD) Jeremiah is angry. He’s publicly warned the people – and so in effect the ...
  • Thought for the Day : Tuesday 16 March
    Thought for the Day by Hilary Larkin (St Chad’s) Readings: Jeremiah 18:1-12 and John 10:1-10 I rather like today’s passage from Jeremiah, about the potter and the clay. It takes me back to ...
  • Thought for the Day : Monday 15 March
    Thought for the Day by Hayley Matthews (All Hallows’) Readings: Jeremiah 17:5-18 and John 9:18-41 https://youtu.be/j7aabUKAwxs I love the chap in the gospel, today, ‘I do not know whether He is a sinner. One ...
  • Thought for the Day : Friday 12 March
    Thought for the Day by Katherine Salmon (St Chad’s) Reading: John 8:48-59 There’s a very well-known story about a man trapped in the water (variations include him on a roof during a flood, ...
  • Thought for the Day : Thursday 11 March
    Thought for the Day by Richard Barton (All Hallows) Reading: Jeremiah 15:10-21 and not John 8:31-47! Unusually I’m basing my thought for the day on the Old Testament reading from Jeremiah. The ...
  • Thought for the Day : Tuesday 9 March
    Thought for the Day by Bob Shaw (St Michael’s) Readings: John 7:53 – 8:12 Today’s NT reading from St John’s gospel gives us a dramatic scene. Jesus was teaching in the Temple ...
  • Thought for the Day : Monday 8 March
    Thought for the Day by Peter Hemming (St Chad’s) We all love rules! We all want to be ‘right with God.’ We all hope rules will put us ‘right with God.’ “If ...
  • Thought for the Day : Friday 5 March
    Thought for the Day by Adriaan van Klinken (All Hallows) Readings: Jeremiah 10: 1-16 and John 7: 14-24 “You are demon possessed!” It happened during my first weekend in Nairobi, Kenya. On Saturday, ...
  • Thought for the Day : Thursday 4 March
    Thought for the Day by Clive Barrett (St Michael’s) Headingley Street Art I’m ambivalent about street art. Surrounded by graffiti, I feel threatened and unsafe. It’s me; I don’t understand the subculture. ...
  • Thought for the Day : Wednesday 3 March
    Thought for the Day by Richard Wilson (St Chad’s) Readings: Jeremiah 8:18 – 9.11 and John 6:60 – end Jeremiah is pleading with the Lord to hear the cry of his people ...
  • Thought for the Day : Tuesday 2 March
    Thought for the Day by Hannah Lievesley (St Chad’s) Reading: John 6:52-59 A few years ago, a course was advertised in the diocesan magazine, entitled: The Church of England: Passing Strange and Wonderful. ‘Passing ...
  • Thought for the Day : Monday 1 March
    Thought for the Day by Kevin Ward (St Michael’s) Readings: Jeremiah 7:21-end and John 6:41-51 Jesus said: I am the bread of life Give us this day our daily bread Our daily necessities.Manna in ...
  • Thought for the Day : Friday 26 February
    Thought for the Day by Tim Ward (St Chad’s) Readings: Jeremiah 6.22-end and John 6.16-27 “…They sound like the roaring sea…”:  is how Jeremiah describes the horses ridden from the north to battle ...
  • Thought for the Day : Thursday 25 February
    Thought for the Day by Angela Birkin (St Michael’s) Reading: John 6.1-15 The miracle story of the feeding of the multitude, five thousand men with additional women and children as reported by ...
  • Thought for the Day : Wednesday 24 February
    Thought for the Day by Janet Lindley (All Hallows’) “Nothing to fear” Readings:  Jeremiah 5:20-31; John 5:30-47 You know that feeling. It’s like bashing your head against a wall. You’re having a conversation, ...
  • Thought for the Day : Tuesday 23 February
    Thought for the Day by Malcolm Heath (St Michael’s) Readings: Jeremiah 5:1-19 John 5:19-29 In the season of Lent we are encouraged to reflect on the shortcomings in our relationship with God, and on ...
  • Thought for the Day : Monday 22 February
    Thought for the Day by Anna Bland (All Hallows’) Readings: Jeremiah 4.19-31 John 5.1-18 I love the narrative that our readings today give us. Two snippets of the Bible can sometimes tell us so ...
  • Thought for the Day : Friday 19 February
    Thought for the Day by Clive Barrett (St Michael’s) Remember: God knows ‘Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done!He cannot be the Messiah, can he?’ John 4.29 (4.39) We ...
  • Thought for the Day : Thursday 18 February
    Thought for the Day by Jan Betts (All Hallows’) Reading: John 4:1-26 The wonderful, dynamic story of the Samaritan woman meeting Jesus, alone at a well  in a huge breach of cultural ...