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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In the Cathedral Close at Exeter there is an area of grass and trees, surrounded by a low wall with gaps to walk through. This create a blending between the secular and public space of the streets and shops around it and the spirutual space of the...
Stone pavings with letters carved 'All pathways by his feet are worn... His cross is every tree' Jospeh Plunkett
For some time I wanted to paint a scene I liked a lot depicting Mary Magdalene crying near the tomb, and Jesus, behind her, looking at her with his hand on the chest, seems touched by her grief. I thought that's so beautiful. But while painting, I...
Painting of Mary Magdelene at the tomb along side another painting of the same subject
I was finding it an effort to respond positively to all the day would bring, so I decided that a mundane task might help and began to polish my shoes. When I retired, three years ago, I purchased a pair of flowery Dr Martin boots. Besides the fact...
Floral Doc Marten boots
Tea has for many come to symbolise the opening up of dialogue in workplaces or at home. 'Would you like a cup of tea?' is a question which can mean 'would you like to talk to me/let me talk to you about how my day is going?' It can also provide much...
A woman holding a cup of tea
The altar server had a look, fiddled with the wick and that one lit up too. Sometimes we need a little help before we can bear the light of Christ.
A candle being lit
But what was quite strange was that we had the sung setting of the Latin creed, and about half way through I found I was crying. I just had the strongest sense of the people of the church around me and the church in the world, and there was...
A Byzantine style church window and lamp with sunlight streaming through
Today I finally woke up feeling refreshed, had a lovely breakfast, energised again for whatever the day might bring. No pain, no irritated mood, no running after whatever number of tasks to be done by a deadline. I just become aware of the joy and...
Toast and marmalade
What they may not appreciate, as they are not holding her, is how filled with awe she is by the beauty of the church itself, the stained glass and the paintings, the statues, the candles and the colour. She gazes up and all around, eyes like dinner...
A little girl has her hands together as though praying, smiling
I must then remember I must be grateful for the days that could be disappointing.
A road in the countryside on a beautiful day
It reminded me straight away of the pain people carry with them all the time, and how hard it can be to bear. It is so easy to forget that people we see in work, on public transport, in the shops all carry their own stories of pain and joy. It seems...
A woman crossing the road
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