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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Weirdly though, I am much better with objects than I am with the parts of my life or the people in it, not least because here a sense of guilt and responsibility comes to play. I have recently had to look over the things in my life and try to...
A bookshelf with a whole row of books one which says 'the best we can do' on the spine.
Interestingly the surname did not match that assumption as it gave me a different impression of who this person was and would look like. Maybe the surname was a married name I pondered… yes that would then make sense, I thought, and so I had my...
A woman silhouetted against sunset
It's not a job I'd like, but especially on a day like that when it was raining, and he had all the grumpy commuters with umbrellas rushing past. However, he was cheerful and said 'Happy Friday!' with a big smile to everyone he met. This cheered me...
A pile of free newspapers
Zoos are a bit contentious these days, but my feeling is that if the animals seem happy and the zoos work towards conservation they can't be all bad. I loved the sheer innocent joy that the animals evoke in people. Not just in the children, but...
An elephant having a shower with a keeper hosing it and many people looking on
After the first reading however, I suddenly remembered, and as I was listening to the psalm, I remembered that the Gospel was about the king and his servant, (Matthew 18: 21–35) and was about forgiveness. I had always found this reading difficult...
A row of people at Mass
The day before I had been looking forward to a leisurely dinner with my son and brother when they got into a very heated argument about a certain politician with controversial opinions. An hour and a half later, I lowered my head into my hands at...
A black and white photo from the Occupation Museum
I couldn't think how to explain it, so I used an example, I told him about Bede's book. 'Bede tells the true story of a person, who isn't given a name, goes to live with a tribe to help them learn about Jesus. The tribe have a disagreement with...
Mosaic of St Bede holding a book and a quill.
Walking is often my best time for praying too. Although I get distracted sometimes, I feel God is listening despite this. I think that it can be beneficial to allow my mind to wander anyway, because different people and intentions come to my mind...
Trees in the park with some fallen leaves underneath
I wrote here a few weeks ago about where I found God, it was when I was driving my bus in Glasgow. I also had an experience of peace and God being there when I heard a story about prisoners in a local jail being asked to draw a religious picture of...
A man in an armchair praying/reading
Sometimes you have to say 'no' to your inner doubts as much as you can, and just try your best. It certainly helps that I have a whole string of family members and friends who are supporting me, encouraging me and giving impromptu advice about it...
A person holding a tape measure