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Where I found God today

These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things and have been surprised by what they find as they travel their pathways. 

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He didn't make a particularly good impression on me, as his first Sunday sermon seemed to consist of telling off people who don't come to church but then expect their children to get into Catholic schools. While I understand this is an issue for...
A man shovelling snow from a path
They yearn for a Christmas that brings true inspiration and energy. I will search for non-religious words with which to have conversations with people about Christmas.
A shopping mall at Christmas
I waded through the heather to get on to it. It was a bit rough with grass growing through the old tarmac and bits of broken stone but I persevered. Eventually I came to these 3 signs, 200 yards apart, for no obvious reason. Are they commands?...
A road sign reading 'Quiet' or Samhach in Gaelic.
I don’t often get the opportunity and I had prepared carefully, but the day was particularly busy. When that happens, I go into professional mode, focussing on the need to get everything done on time and in the right order. I started the prayer by...
A woman praying in a church
I began to understand the term “the dead of winter” as we trudged over decaying leaves and battered undergrowth. The branches were bare for the most part and apart from a few berries, on which some birds were feeding, there was little life to be...
Ploughed field
She commissioned original art work from a renowned religious artist, Dame Werburg OSB, for the fourteen Stations of the Cross. From these ‘cartoons’ she transferred the drawings onto large canvas panels with the intention of competing them in...
A person at work on a craft project.
Meanwhile the shops seemed to be pushing us to buy, buy buy! Not helped, I suppose, by the poor retail profits in comparison to other years, in part due to inflation and food price rises. I know that there are many in my area who can barely afford...
Supermarket trollies with a brighly lit supermarket in the backround
Asked to imagine if Mary moved during this interview with the Angel I knew the answer was ‘Yes’, because the Angel gave her a hug before he left. A hug is about holding someone close before a parting. It does not have to be physical but sometimes I...
An image of the Annunciation, with Mary looking surprised, her face lit up by a candle flame
The old light has served us well; it has needed new bulbs every so often, of course, but on the whole it has been no problem but the new light on its taller shiny steel pole will provide greater illumination to a wider area. However, the important...
A light on a dark path
He’d heard about a rich city in Persia and set off with an army to do some pillaging. Unfortunately, the people of that city were ready for him and he retired defeated. On the way home, he heard that the Jews had fought back in Jerusalem. They’d...
Picture of a bible and someone reading it