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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‘So long as I am content to act as an instinctive being, insisting upon my individual identity, its rights and the respect due to it as such, I am putting up an invulnerable barrier between myself and my friend. But perchance I lose sight of myself...
Older man with beard and glasses reads in a window seat
This week I read that in the United States, arguably the most powerful and developed economy on a global scale, new mothers are not legally entitled to paid maternity leave – some of them returning to work less than two weeks after giving birth. Our...
Today we watched Cardinals flying around with a Blue jay. The colorful birds were delightful. I find God in any act of kindness.
Smiling girl
When I commented on this he replied, ‘Well, it’s my girlfriend, really: she’s written to me every single day I’ve been inside’. Every day for eight months! I felt I was glimpsing a bit of what ‘creation’ means. This young woman was a co-creator with...
There were flapping newspapers an inch away from my ear, the polite voice of a lady repeating ‘excuse me’ as she tried to edge further into the rugby huddle, and men balancing their laptops on their knees as the train stumbled over the tracks and...
Question marks painted on trees from Unsplash by Evan Dennis
The crowds of ailing people, the visitors and staff members were cheerful enough, and nobody jostled me or stood in my way. Inside the front door there was an array of enquiry desks, and when the one I needed was free my queries were answered in a...
A crowd begins to gather in a sunny square
As they continued to announce that the train was delayed I felt myself getting annoyed because I just wanted to get home. My phone battery had died and I realised that it was the first time that week that I had free time without any distractions...
When I arrived at the tiny station in Midgham I couldn’t get through on my phone to any taxi companies. When I did finally get through they told me that I would have to wait half an hour for a car to pick me up. At first I was furious and dismayed!...
Sun shines over a train station
Our first signs of life reminds us of the hands generously open to help us at the Hurtado centre to create our new peace garden. We can find reminders of God's generosity and love in those that reach out in times of need.
The first bloom of sweetpea at the Hurtado Jesuit Centre
The sky was a clear blue and the sun was beginning to appear around the southern end of the wood so that its strong, low light was shining across much of the slope. During the night a heavy dew had fallen so that every blade of grass held a perfect...
Dewdrops on blades of grass used courtesy of Unsplash.com
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