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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Of course it means 'a true child of God' and by 'true' means 'true to God'. In fact it was a well-chosen hymn because the gospel contained that passage of the disciples being 'childish' ('I'm more important than you!') and Jesus taking a real child...
A little girl in an aquarium
I've always been a fan of written letters and postcards, sending them to friends and family for much of my life despite the advent of email some nearly twenty years ago. One of the most famous letter-writers of all history was probably St Paul,...
A person sitting at a laptop typing
At this point we realised that he must be panicking, and would probably cancel the card. But by good fortune, another person who was on their way to meet us had passed him and when we mentioned the lost card to them, they were able to find him and...
Credit card machine
He saw me but was more interested in feasting on the acorns that had fallen from the ancient oaks. Like all birds and animals at this time of year he will need to eat as much as he can now to get him through the winter. Of course, he will bury a few...
A squirrel on a path
It was cold and raining really hard and I had several errands to run, but I was really fortunate to be in central London which meant I had time to pop into the National Gallery. Since I only had about fifteen minutes to spare, I had a wild idea that...
The Fighting Temeraire by JMW Turner, The National Gallery
It's a reminder of what can happen if we can keep churches open. We don't know if one day she will decide to believe in God – perhaps not – but how wonderful it is that she can find that reflective time in churches, and that they are places of...
An open church door
I imagined Jesus sitting next to me. He inquired me to let him look at me. In the eyes of my imagination I pictured him looking at me, with a tender, loving smile. Immediately, tears of gratitude filled my eyes, and my whole body felt his loving...
A person holding a rose flower
There's an anecdote in James Martin SJ's book 'The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything' about a tree: how the tree completely changes colour in the autumn (fall) but does so gradually, so we don't notice that change. This is a metaphor for our...
Background of green trees, one small tree turning red from the top. People walking past
Yet her words reminded me how we often jealously guard our own space. Just watch the efforts of the crowds on the High Street as they dodge about trying to avoid bumping in to one another; you can almost see the walls around them. Now, the problem...
Pews in church
I'm a bit slapdash in artistic things. I tend to rush things (handwriting, pictures, craft projects). I did art classes at one time and the teacher was amazed at the speed with which I painted things (small presents for friends and family). She...
Patchwork quilt being made