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 they open out it reminds me of hands raised in prayer. Come Holy Spirit...
Artichoke.
July has always been a difficult month at home, as an unseemly number of annual bills seem to fall due this month. The situation has been made worse this year as a couple of major items of household equipment needed replacement. And, of course this...
Rose
This is often how the Holy Spirit works - quietly in the background, often unnoticed. A gentle breeze on a warm summer day. It reminded me of how when was a child and was sick, my parents, knowing that I would be worse if my temperature rose, would...
Light shining through a window, pot plant on window sill
Attempts to get to know the new area where slightly complicated by this. For example, we spotted the nature reserve on the map and went for a walk there, but it was a quagmire and the possibilities of walking there were written off until late spring...
Ripening barley under blue skies
I grabbed my dressing gown and settled down by the computer for morning prayer. By this time the bishop had joined in on Skype and pointed out that it was the feast of St Benedict, patron saint of Europe, who taught us to learn to live in peace with...
A Benedictine monastery in Italy.
Tears came as I sang the lines: May a brighter dawn be breaking And a fairer hope be seen For our city and our nation… How badly we need that, and what a privilege it is to have our very own Mother for example, support and motive.
Statue of Our Lady reflected in a window
I did not grow those flowers, I let them go to seed last year, and refrained from removing the seedlings when they came up this year. Sometimes doing nothing gives the best results. God makes beautiful flowers, let us let them be, and enjoy them...
Marigolds
It is hard to be locked out of your spiritual home, which is how it felt for many. One of the things I found helpful through the crisis was realising that it was very hard for the priests too. The priest at the church from which my usual Mass was...
A sign which says Welcome, please come in.
I gently helped it off the web using the garage key and put it on the ground. It walked away a little and then rested whilst its wings were beating rapidly in a blur of wings as if it was cleaning itself. It carried on walking away. I went back to...
Bee on lavender.
The past few months have brought home to me how important both our memories and our imagination really are in our mental resilience. Memories, and the photographs I take, enable me to travel to the places I've visited on holidays, to be again with...
A person standing on a pebble shore
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