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 any case I now seek out signs of each season, and each moment within the season. The first leaf fall of autumn, and the turning of each type of leaf. Recently it has been the turn of the beeches, birches and golden-leaved cherry trees. Occasional...
Golden leaves against a blue sky with the cross of a church in the background
I had left 'just enough' time to get to Mass that morning, by which I mean arriving about one minute before the first hymn starts. The woman was walking quite quickly and the little boy, who was only 8 or 9, hurrying with her. His Dad was on the...
A statue of St Anthony of Padua with the child Jesus
One night a forest scene came to mind. In it were several tall trees, with bark cracked and peeling, reaching to the heavens whilst the forest floor was covered with small bushes and bracken, some dead, others living. I could hear the thousands,...
Forest
But, from the window of the bus I saw that the trees were beginning to put on their glorious autumn clothing; their leaves quietly changing from greens to vibrant reds, golden yellows and velvety browns before dropping to the ground. The giant old...
Autumn leaves and acorns laid out
A few years ago there was a TfL advertising campaign which said if you give money to beggars then you are fuelling their drug habit, which gave me an excuse to not give cash. But I also remember recently that Pope Francis suggested that sometimes we...
Ten pound note (new style)
It struck me that if one needed confirmation that one was going in the right direction this was it, not least because the surrounding grass is long, full of tussocks and particularly hard going in the recent frosty weather. How much easier life...
A path shining silver in the sun
Grab the dressing gown. Slip first the left then the right foot into the slippers. Shuffle to the kitchen. Click the kettle lid open. Fill with cold water, judging the weight for just the right amount! Plonk the kettle back on its stand and switch...
A shrub with red leaves
I think it's also to do with modern life though: the power of the internet, smartphones and social media has contracted my attention span I am sure. And then again, I just feel I'm not so capable of relaxing enough to read a book, because there is...
A man reading on a bench by the sea
As I left the facility with my empty car, I felt a sense of lightness and freedom and remembered that a fellow Catholic had sensed the same effect after going to confession. I had a mental image of the confessional as a spiritual recycling centre...
A reycling bin.
Quite suddenly there was a flurry of what seemed like snow from above, but I realised at once that the snow-like precipitation was in fact the leaves of a birch tree shedding onto the street below, with the golden colour catching in the light from...
Birch tree with golden leaves
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