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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She had her jacket on when I arrived, setting off alarm bells in my heart. But … ‘I’ve been sitting in the garden,’ she announced. It was a beautiful, warm spring day. She had put out cushions on a bench and we sat talking in the sunshine. We shared...
Clouds reflected in estuary at Leigh-On-Sea
She kept saying, ‘Come quickly, please’. We had summoned the ambulance crew and I said, ‘They’ll be here very soon, Joyce’. Then, very quietly, while we talked over what to do, she died. Later, I realised that she was actually talking to God. Our...
Hospital corridor
The city at night can seem dark and even a little scary at times, but it is filled with signs of life: people going shopping, going to bars and restaurants, hurrying home from work, and it is easy to forget that even in the city there are churches,...
Light shining through a church window at night
Arriving in one area, I was greeted by a mother with a disabled child I had never seen before. His face lit up in a big smile and he then seemed to dance, turning around but getting more rigid in his muscles. He was so excited. I took his hand to...
Child holding finger to their lips to suggest silence
We cut back small trees and help to fell larger ones, in order to allow the light to penetrate into the wood. The ground is cleared to encourage new growth of various species; habitats for butterflies and endangered insects are created and we build...
Woodland in winter. Lord, help me to let your light in.
There is a route we take from school to home and at every traffic signal there are beggars coming to plead for money. On this occasion the car was coming to a stop at the red signal. I saw an old lady, thin and wearing rags sitting on the side of...
A woman begging.
He asks that we should care for this earth and for each other, especially those poor nations and people who suffer most from our exploitation and neglect. But what can ordinary people do? Pope Francis says we can do a lot simply by changing our...
The Romero Cross from Southwark Cathedral depicting the Lord's Supper and loaves and fish.
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.