Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things. Recording these moments of finding God in our experience can help us to cultivate gratitude and an increased spirit of generosity to others.

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In recognition of my gift, if I find something to wonder at, I try to pass it on, but sometimes, there's so much wonder swilling around I don't always feel I convey it well. At other times, I feel others won't understand, which is the downside of...
A long tailed tit. Soft grey, black and pinkish plumage and a very long tail, beady eye.
This year, probably because of the cold temperatures delaying the plants, I have really appreciated the evidence of growth all around us-in the parks, gardens and along the roadsides as I have travelled about. What has really caught my attention has...
Sun shining through green leaves
This reminded me that humans are in a perpetual struggle with nature, at one moment we are stuggling with it, holding it back, perhaps trying to destroy it, perhaps sometimes it is trying to destroy us, and the next moment, we are full of wonder and...
A man hugging a tree
Last year we were fortunate enough to have nests at opposite ends of the garden. However, we were rather concerned that they might not chose to build their nests here this year as our neighbours have a cat. Cats and birds do not mix! So I was...
Birds in a hedge.
I've known for some time that in Christian art they are symbols of resurrection, a little like the phoenix. There's a beautiful mosaic of a peacock at Westminster Cathedral, and according to the radio programme the peacock features in Byzantine art...
Peacock
Since the return to 'real' church services I have sometimes felt like I was still viewing the Mass through a screen, experiencing the Mass as though there was an invisible wall in my heart between myself and God. In the last year, I have realised...
Some sheet music
The Lord goes in to them holding his victorious weapon, his cross. When Adam, the first created man, sees him, he strikes his breast in terror and calls out to all: 'My Lord be with you all.' And Christ in reply says to Adam: ‘And with your spirit...
Paschal candle at Easter
The Scottish government ordered all churches closed during this lockdown and the main churches accepted the ruling. But, the smaller churches got together and accused the government of breaking its own laws. THEY WON. It only makes one day...
A church altar with a cross
However, being such a stickler for seasons has left me with one odd problem. We make hot cross buns every year, and because they are only made once a year, I have very little opportunity to practice. Over the years we have had several intriguing...
Hot cross buns on a table with a cup of tea
In some parishes people collect greenery from the local area on Palm Sunday. When we used to go to church on Palm Sunday we used to see families with such green branches. That is a beautiful way of celebrating the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem...
Palms lying ready for those attending Mass.
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