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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I looked up to see a small boy who was craning over the back of the seat in front to look at me and my phone. He gave me a broad grin. His mother didn't appear to notice but I decided to smile back. I put my phone away, because I've never thought it...
A little boy smiling
When I say numerous, I mean that as soon as I walk out of the front door I can spot one, and on an average walk I might see between three and a dozen. They are beautiful birds, and I love to watch their flight. It is not surpising that the Holy...
Red kite in flight
We searched high and low, retraced our steps but to no avail. It was just one of those things! Then, some weeks later, I was shopping in the local supermarket and had taken the wheelie shopper. As I packed the tins and cartons into the bottom, I...
A glove hanging on a twig in a wood
Recently I experienced bitter disappointment at being let down, with my advice thrust away in tatters and my fervent prayers to the Holy Spirit left out in the cold. I could not move on, knowing my stand was the wiser one. I insisted that my advice...
A picture of a tree on its side
But one thing struck me about the way he says Masses: his homilies are very short, sometimes only a couple of sentences. Some might say a little perfunctory. But after every Mass he asks the children to come up to the front of the church, by the...
Two girls reading a book (the bible?)together.
You may think it a strange time to conduct such a survey. Given the inclement weather at this time of year surely no self-respecting bird is going to stand up to be counted. However, birds need to venture out to try to find food regardless of the...
Sparrow
Then again this week, someone sat next to me and immediately commented on the work I was doing – not to pay me a compliment but because she found there was something there in common and wanted to talk about her own craft projects, and even her...
A person sewing
The recent deep frost led to a 'hoar' frost, where branches and grass were encrusted as though with diamonds or lace (insert preferred metaphor). The real beauty lay in the fact that brown seedheads and branches that in the days before had appeared...
Hoar frost on grasses and seedheads
Still, a sense of gratitude came to me as though from nowhere. Gratitude because I knew that things could be worse. More than that though, I had a heightened awareness of the sufferings of others, a strong sense that although I wasn't feeling my...
Two people talking, looking out at a view
My friend inspires me to be grateful to God for all that life has given me. My friend lives out his faith joyfully and lovingly. He is exceedingly generous to those in need, and thus inspires me to be generous too. He loves his faith. Most of all,...
Friends on a hill looking at the view
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