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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I had left 'just enough' time to get to Mass that morning, by which I mean arriving about one minute before the first hymn starts. The woman was walking quite quickly and the little boy, who was only 8 or 9, hurrying with her. His Dad was on the...
A statue of St Anthony of Padua with the child Jesus
A little child, no more than two or three years old, had raced down a slope on his scooter and was standing on it, marooned in a big muddy puddle at the bottom of the hill. He was not frightened but just bemused and wasn’t sure how to get himself...
A child wearing rubber boots standing in a puddle
I almost took a photo and I could have put it on social media with the caption 'modern parenting.' But I remembered that St Ignatius, in his Spiritual Exercises, talks about the 'Presupposition' where we ought to presuppose good of the other rather...
Bag of chips and bottle of ketchup
What I actually noticed first was that the sanctuary bell didn't ring at the consecration. An absent sound which hardly constitutes the most important part of the Mass, but does of course help to mark a very important moment in the Mass. However, at...
A view of York Minster
If you're unfamiliar, the Mrs Pepperpot stories were written by a Norwegian writer but very successful in English, and feature a little old lady who shrinks to the size of a pepperpot at unexpected moments. These stories of her adventures are...
A girl reading a children's book.
You could sense loneliness and isolation. Yet there were several groups of young children playing outside. It's funny because people often say that kids don't do that any more, but here there were plenty of children playing happily and not many...
A flower painted on a grey wall.
This means that it can get quite busy, especially on fine days, in the school holidays or at certain times of day. Some parts of the path have a separate area for cyclists and walkers, but there is also a narrow bridge where the cyclists, dogs and...
Shadows of two people on a path
Amazingly delicate, vibrant blue, fine softness, in the centre, strength. My heart was lifted ... light as a feather.
Blue feather on a tree trunk
Quite suddenly there was a flurry of what seemed like snow from above, but I realised at once that the snow-like precipitation was in fact the leaves of a birch tree shedding onto the street below, with the golden colour catching in the light from...
Birch tree with golden leaves
Fortunately I was able to wrap the things I'd bought so they didn't get too wet. I had a raincoat, and a stout waterproof pair of shoes. I was also able to get myself a hot drink in a cafe, and later catch the bus home and arrive back to a warm...
Rain on a window pane, a person walking through rain with umbrella
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