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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As result, rather than being an honest record of the ups and downs of my daily life, it is a reminder of how bad I am at making time for things. For many years my father has bought me a diary as a Christmas present (always the same one, so zero...
A person writing in a note book or diary
It was impossible to pass by without stopping to admire them. Others were simply a sad patch of grass and weeds – still I expect the birds and insects appreciated them. It was sad to see the number of front gardens paved over to accommodate two,...
A village
Lately I have been worrying quite a lot about two people who are very close to me and suffering from having temporary contracts which were terminated and not renewed. They both have to find another job and both of them (for slightly different...
Statue of St Joseph, made of white stone in a modern (early 20th century?) style
This week as I went up to communion the lady in front had communion and then attempted to get her small child to come away from the priest. The child was, however, quite determined and held their hands up hopefully. I waited patiently for the little...
Chalice and patten set out for Mass
My curiosity was satisfied on my return journey when I saw a family posing for photographs by the car and heard them discussing a 40th birthday celebration. They were all dressed up in their best attire and obviously looking forward to an exciting...
Stretch limousine
Tempers were starting to fray and I could hear murmurings and grumblings in the queue behind. Until I got to the checkout however ... Despite the pace at which he was required to work, the cashier chatted and greeted each customer politely. He...
Supermarket shelves
Motorway improvements are always a mixed blessing; quite apart from the disruption caused by the roadworks you have the problem of negotiating the new layout. Having got lost yet again, when I thought I was on top of the situation, I realised that I...
A road leading into the distance, at sunset in Scotland
You see, there are hundreds of varieties of rose on the market, but in order to ensure that each grows true to type it is necessary for the nurseryman to graft the variety he wants onto a wild rose root stock. Simply taking a cutting from your...
Wild rose with 5 petals
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
It isn't a sad occasion; I am moving on to a new and wonderful opportunity that God has given me, and that necessitates leaving the old one behind. But I nevertheless felt very sad while writing the resignation letter, because I love the work I have...
A person typing on a laptop