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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Fear is a natural and a very powerful emotion which affects us all in some way or another, whether it is the fear of flying, or fear of spiders, or maybe the consequences of illness or indeed of dying. And then there is the fear, real or imagined of...
Bee on lavender
I can't remember when I first saw this painting but the vision of Christ and Pilate in the work, while not to everyone's taste, and the power balance depicted by the play of light and shadow, have always stayed in my mind. Ge also painted other...
Pilate stands in a ray of light while Jesus stands in shadow
Now it sits majestically in a neighbour’s front garden providing a shade and shelter and a place for birds to nest in and for a myriad of insects to make their home. Each year at around this time the tree drops an abundance of acorns that the birds...
Acorns
Today I went to a nursing home to visit 3 Catholic gentlemen one of them also had his wife as a resident there he said she is a Catholic too but wanderers around all day in the home. I asked if he thought she would like to receive holy communion he...
A woman holding a rosary
As children we went brambling every summer. A few years ago I was struck by enormous nostalgia for this part of late summer time, but there was nowhere to pick blackberries in the city. Last year though I discovered that there were lots of brambles...
A person holding blackberries
It's only as I've grown older that I've began to realise there are lots of other people who enjoy these things too, and social media is particularly good for this. As children we were taken to many churches and cathedrals and when we were old enough...
Cloister
It was a neat and tidy little cottage on a large plot of land deep in the country, surrounded by fields as far as the eye could see. Whilst it had no mains drainage, gas or electricity supply and the water came from a well in the yard it was a warm...
A beekeeper and beehive
Many years ago, when I was about 8 years old and still learning to knit, my grandmother took me to a coffee morning at her church, where they were knitting blanket squares. I've a vague idea they were being made into blankets for children in Africa...
Blanket made from knitted squares
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
At church on Sunday they sung the song by David Haas which goes 'Deep within, I will plant my law, not on stone, but in your hearts; follow me, I will bring you back, you will be my own and I will be your God.' A tear came to my eye as I sang the...
A plant growing in dry ground
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