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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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.
I have found the imagery often associated with it offputting, a little gory. Not least the image of the heart bound round with the crown of thorns. In fact, as I was looking at this image the other day, I thought it was like barbed wire. But by...
Barbed wire and heart shaped leaves
On Fridays I do my weekly grocery shopping. It concerns me that I find it hard to connect with the till assistant, but today she gave me the opportunity. I had bought a bunch of Freesias, and she smelled them. I told her that I had bought them for...
Bunch of flowers in a vase
Written in red because he was Welsh and proud of it, that poem was mere “scribblings “– His words. I always admired Paddy and his deep wisdom and his genuine consternations often gave me comfort. His scribblings were part of that consternation that...
Drawers
I have found a silver lining, though, in watching the swallows, swifts and house martins swooping low over the river near my house. In dry weather, these birds fly much higher, but when it is about to rain, or already raining, they fly very low, and...
A swallow sweeping over the water
She was bending over picking the heads of the dandelions and throwing the seedheads away. Later, she showed me a contraption to remove the dandelions with their roots - quite a fearsome looking claw-like device, but effective. I asked why there were...
Many dandelions
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.
Particularly churches in the cities. For example I ate my lunch in Mount Street Gardens, and many people who work in surrounding Mayfair come to eat their lunch too. Some of them are content to be surrounded by the beautiful flowers, but sometimes...
 Tree branches in leaf in front of a stone cross on a church against a blue sky
Sometimes, I am walking along a road with a slight curve, and look ahead and it looks like the pavement is disappearing, but there is nowhere to cross to the other side safely. I begin to wonder if I will become stranded, as I don't like crossing...
Curved path, with sunlight at the end
As I get older I am trying to get better at enjoying each season for its own merits. At this time of year, it is beautiful blossom around every corner, and taking opportunities to enjoy the lush green colours as the trees come into leaf. At the same...
Apple blossom
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