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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The homily at the Mass I went to on All Saints this year referred to the congregation having devotions to 'their saints'. Of course, we all have favourites. However, it struck me as not quite being the point of the feast of All Saints, since they...
A stained glass window depicting the English Martyrs
I've seen this scuplture before of two people reaching out across a divide, but this morning the rising sun caught it and it looked particularly striking. It represents healthcare at its best, with all the hard work and kindness that goes into...
Sculpture of two people reaching out to one another
I have heard the Beatitudes many times over. In fact it was the reading at my wedding! Yet never seemed to have thought what 'poor in spirit' actually meant. I'm still puzzling out what the phrase means in my life, but reflecting on it has been...
Painting of the people gathering around Jesus listening to the Sermon on the Mount
Over the years I have got better at going through things and getting rid of stuff, but I discovered a whole clutch of items from nine or ten years ago that remained relatively untouched, apparently thrown into a cupboard at some point (fortunately...
A person going through some papers
But as my brother pointed out to me, what might be litter to me was a convenient perch to him. I then noticed that this section of waterway was absolutely teeming with small fish swimming in clear, shallow water. Perfect for the kingfisher. I am a...
Street art of a kingfisher spotted in south London
One creature that took my attention was a member of the Gerridae family. More commonly known as water striders, water skeeters, water bugs, pond skaters or water skippers, they are anatomically built to transfer their weight to be able to run on top...
Pond with lily pads
I had left 'just enough' time to get to Mass that morning, by which I mean arriving about one minute before the first hymn starts. The woman was walking quite quickly and the little boy, who was only 8 or 9, hurrying with her. His Dad was on the...
A statue of St Anthony of Padua with the child Jesus
A little child, no more than two or three years old, had raced down a slope on his scooter and was standing on it, marooned in a big muddy puddle at the bottom of the hill. He was not frightened but just bemused and wasn’t sure how to get himself...
A child wearing rubber boots standing in a puddle
I almost took a photo and I could have put it on social media with the caption 'modern parenting.' But I remembered that St Ignatius, in his Spiritual Exercises, talks about the 'Presupposition' where we ought to presuppose good of the other rather...
Bag of chips and bottle of ketchup
What I actually noticed first was that the sanctuary bell didn't ring at the consecration. An absent sound which hardly constitutes the most important part of the Mass, but does of course help to mark a very important moment in the Mass. However, at...
A view of York Minster
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