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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There was a little charity shop run by the Jesuits, and I would drop by, chat to the women on duty and look at the crafts goods. The proceeds went to the suffering of Latin America, and I heard about the work Jesuits were doing there. Despite...
Poncho with stripes and colourful fringe.
I have been focusing on Christmas in an attempt to get some Christmas shopping done, and enjoy seeing the Christmas lights up in town and the beautiful window displays. I am looking forward to Christmas very much, and if some Christmassy feeling...
A carpet of gold leaves
It speaks of the wonderful multitasking capacities of women and is well suited to a lady who wanted to be a nun but responded to the need to help and look after a king. She did everything from teaching him to read through reform of the liturgy to...
Stained glass depicitng St Margaret of Scotland, wearing a crown and carrying a cross
I was touched by the concern of some of the callers, and in particular one call from the North of England and another from the West country. In both instances the calls were from members of the public who were concerned about another individual - a...
A young woman looking at a computer screen in an office
This week I have had my fingers hovering over the send button for an online application to an event that I know will mark the beginning of my involvement in a new and exciting ministry. Why has it taken me days to activate this when it is something...
A beautiful white sponge growing on the ocean floor with a lacy filigree appearance
But recently I have been challenged by the demonstration of the application of the oxygen masks. In particular the direction to apply ones own mask before attending to any children or dependents. In one sense that is really quite counter-intuitive...
An air steward on an aeroplane
I was finding it an effort to respond positively to all the day would bring, so I decided that a mundane task might help and began to polish my shoes. When I retired, three years ago, I purchased a pair of flowery Dr Martin boots. Besides the fact...
Floral Doc Marten boots
My programme sheet was open on my lap, bright colours shining in the pale sunshine, when a large red Admiral butterfly settled on it – fluttered around me and then returned for a full ten minutes as we shared the warmth. At first, I was captivated...
A  red admiral butterfly resting on a vine
One of these are the BBC Natural History programmes which never fail to delight and amaze. The episode I just watched was about 'The Deep' the parts of the ocean humans find it difficult to reach and even light does not reach. One of the things that...
A jelly fish - white translucent against a black background
I was passing a carrier bag, with a few items in it, to a young homeless man, when the priest turned the corner and immediately began to berate him: “You’re begging! Hop it.” A brief and unseemly argument ensued, whilst I took the coward’s way out...
A sign asking for money