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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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
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
Whilst there, I spent a lot of time in silence just observing the wonderful silhouettes of trees against the sky-line. And the winter sun warmed me as it glinted through the branches. Much of my reflection seemed to focus on “letting-go” and the...
A person lino-cutting
On their wedding day I dropped it off with the presents and cards and hoped that it would not get lost or forgotten. I knew that getting married is a very busy time, and wasn't expecting a thank you card, but I wondered if, when they'd opened it,...
A pen writing a letter
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
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