Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things. Recording these moments of finding God in our experience can help us to cultivate gratitude and an increased spirit of generosity to others.

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Having heard this news, I wept and cried. ‘God, where were you during that moment? Why did You let this happen? What has humanity come to?’ My faith was tested and I asked God to guide me and others during this tragedy. I believe Christ was also...
Crucifix, close up of Christ's face.
Over a pub lunch we chatted what had happened to us over all those years, listening to each other and asking questions. I learnt about his happy marriage and his family of three grown-up daughters, his job from which he was now retired and doing...
Ploughman's lunch with beer in background.
She was attempting to negotiate her husband’s wheelchair over the kerb and they had to wait many minutes before there was a safe space in the traffic. She looked weary as she pushed his heavy frame up to post a letter and then slowly along towards...
An elderly married couple holding hands. Marcin Mazur, Flickr.
I have never been particularly invested in politics – I don't come from a household loyal to a specific party or ideology, and my very mixed heritage means I empathise with various conflicting political causes and groups. I have never felt that...
Mother Teresa. Manfredo Ferrari, Wikimedia Commons
Lately it has been a young couple, also another time a middle-aged couple, a young woman and a little girl (who gave me a big grin, I don’t know why), and today a Lancashire man who greeted me in true Lancashire style with ‘How do?’ To which of...
Square or garden with path. Brigita B, Unsplash.
It struck me as being a wonderful example of how we can find God in our everyday lives. Not only does it brighten its surroundings, it is on the entry gate to a city farm, a place of growth and renewal. It is also a sign of how human creativity can...
Street art of a chaffinch, Loughborough Junction
In the bustling of the slum, I find a few minutes by myself before a food insecurity and malnutrition project assessment. I sit outside the community centre and take in the community around me. I ask for some support and guidance from God, to stay...
Children running (Africa). Seth Doyle, Unsplash.
During Mass in our chapel we have the practice of including in the "Prayers of the Faithful" the names of sisters and associates who passed on that date, dating back to the late 1800s. There can be as few as one or two and as many as five or six...
Tree in a field. Credit: Roman Averin, Unsplash.
What a stark contrast to the gloomy view that many people have of Christian life! Something we can all meditate on as part of our relationship with other people and with God. Things can be beautiful in many different ways, but God helps us to see...
A shimmering rainbow in light cloud.
Eventually I visited Granada. It’s a dry part of Spain but here on the edge of the Sierra Nevada the river brings water in abundance and Granada celebrates: pools in the Alhambra and Moorish gardens, streams flowing down by the roadside, fountains...
Doorway at the Alhambra. Granada, Spain
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