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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As I approached Battersea Bridge, in fact from a fair way off, I was struck by the light that emanated from parts of the bridge. The light came from magnificent gilding work on the bridge at the top of the supports. These spandrels shone in the...
Photo of Battersea Bridge
“Don’t stab the phone Mum” he said. “Keep your thumb near the screen and touch it gently and accurately.” I learned that when I ‘swipe’ it looks like I am hitting a golf ball up the fairway. Ignatius (and the Bible) teaches that God acts on the...
Image of a smart phone
She is being cared for in a wonderful home, surrounded by loving, attentive people but I have been unable to visit her personally for months. And due to her dementia, phone-calls, letters and video attempts all just add to her confusion and...
A box of heart shaped chocolates
I should add that the rules have been followed very closely at my church. Everyone wears masks, distancing is observed, there is no singing, and there is no 'mingling' after Mass (our church opens straight out onto a main road, which I think helps...
An apse of a church.
This morning the sun had risen before I left the house, and I walked down to a local park where the sun was shining through the branches of a weeping willow, making the bare winter branches of the willow tree look golden. I stood under the tree and...
Willow tree lit by rays of the rising sun
Even so, sometimes the metaphor of God as a kind of sculptor or painter can be helpful. When I think of the mountains and the clouds, I think of broad brush strokes, like the beginnings of a painting by Turner. Actually, the film "Mr Turner" by Mike...
Lichen on trees in a forest in winter
Precisely because I do not subordinate to textbooks, I am always curious to see what the students make of the content of classes and never more so than what Buddhist-Shintoists might make of Christmas. And among the students, there might be the odd...
A blackboard with a Christmas decoration across it
The prophet Jeremiah says: “I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and bring happiness out of grief” I don’t know how, but I am very glad that God does.
An image of a woman holding a cup of hot drink
So, as I walked down the road to post the letters, I began to reflect on other skills I might be in danger of losing, and of the sensual nature of Christmas. There is the sound of the post landing on the mat – an audible thud at this time of year;...
A bauble on a Christmas tree
I went up to the supermarket today and walked around with the other mask wearers, another barrier between us, more division, and something else that taints the sense of the festive. Anyhow, at the checkout I took the time to ask the assistant how...
A woman in a supermarket with a mask on
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