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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Exactly after I said 'let's go', two people walked past us and as though in immediate response – though they were talking to each other and not to me – one of them said 'Sure, let's go, but go where?' This struck me as being quite funny, especially...
An aerial view of a department store with clothes on display.
The ideas became more fanciful as the discussion progressed until it was brought up short by a quiet suggestion by one of them that he would be giving up his time. In answer to a request to explain, he revealed he had volunteered to assist at a...
A desert
At one time I would try to pray at bedtime but I have noticed that bedtime is not a good time for me to do anything except sleep. This is, of course, a blessing. I don't have trouble getting to sleep. So that possible slot is gone. In the mornings I...
A woman walking on paving stones in the rain
I was left wondering what it was she had not asked for and from whom. Was it a serious illness or was it a deserved promotion? From the tone I rather suspect it was the former. It made me ponder how very often we beg God for things rather than...
A train platform with people walking along it
Bright sunshine, warm for the time of year, lifted spirits already rejoicing. Come Ash Wednesday we got rain under grey skies. Our new priest warned us at the end of Mass not to go about looking gloomy like the weather but as I came out of the...
Raindrops on green leaves
I recently moved to a new city and was longing to find a sense of community here. By God’s grace I found a wonderful parish and have made a new group of friends here. After Mass on Sunday the priest greeted me by name, and instantly I felt that I...
A sign which says, 'Welcome please come in'
Storm Freya blew in over the weekend causing damage and disruption to parts of the UK. Fortunately we were not affected too badly here, although the strong winds and rain made walking to the shop to buy some milk yesterday a bit of an unpleasant...
Red camellia
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
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