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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It is as much a community 'get-together' as a fundraiser. The local Anglican church and my Catholic parish church work together – they arrange the tea and facilities, we arrange the cakes and biscuits. This year we also had some people from the...
A person holding out some home baked cakes
I don’t watch much sport, but I do enjoy tennis. Men’s tennis in particular. Singles. And Roger Federer is my favourite player of all time. So graceful. No grunting on court. No histrionics – although he is clearly a man with considerable emotion...
A man playing tennis
What are we looking for when we seek "community?" Are we looking for an affirmation of our self-image? Maybe we're looking for a feeling of "belonging." Or perhaps we're looking for an identity, some label to identify us – because we don't know who...
Person standing looking out over view.
My thoughts were as languorous as the sound of the bees gathering the last of the warm nectar but a particular globe artichoke caught my eye. Circumnavigating the site once more I found other species, each globe as intricate and as beautiful as the...
Artichokes
When I looked I saw a beautiful pebble with a natural cross on it of a different colour. Not just any old cross but one that really looked like it had been painted on there. It fits perfectly in the palm of my hand and will be perfect for praying...
A pebble lying in someone's hands which has a natural cross on it
It has got me thinking about the development of bones in our body. Both physical and spiritual. A few weeks back I visited a swannery. The baby cygnets were in various stages of development but the beauty I snapped above made me smile. Sooo cute and...
A swan mother and child skeleton
First Isaiah tells us that God’s word is like rain and snow which must do their work of making the earth fit to provide growth and eventually food. Then Paul tells us about creation groaning in the process of giving birth, like a seed that longs for...
Seedling
As I stood chatting with the driver this morning one of the residents from the homeless project wandered over. She came and had a look in the van and joined our conversation, I included her in choosing what the kitchen should have this week. When...
Image of ripe figs
But the point of recalling this discussion is to say that my colleague was disgruntled by the child’s ‘distress’ and murmured darkly of the brainwashing of children in church schools. Now, I am not saying we should routinely make children cry! But...
A child staring out to sea
Since then, I have been more and more reclusive and in silence, without motivation to work, but deeply focused on my own thoughts. But I also have had comfort for my grief. I talked with my brother, sister and aunts. I also received a card of...
Golden leaf about to fall