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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This morning the sun had risen before I left the house, and I walked down to a local park where the sun was shining through the branches of a weeping willow, making the bare winter branches of the willow tree look golden. I stood under the tree and...
Willow tree lit by rays of the rising sun
Even so, sometimes the metaphor of God as a kind of sculptor or painter can be helpful. When I think of the mountains and the clouds, I think of broad brush strokes, like the beginnings of a painting by Turner. Actually, the film "Mr Turner" by Mike...
Lichen on trees in a forest in winter
Precisely because I do not subordinate to textbooks, I am always curious to see what the students make of the content of classes and never more so than what Buddhist-Shintoists might make of Christmas. And among the students, there might be the odd...
A blackboard with a Christmas decoration across it
The prophet Jeremiah says: “I will turn their mourning into joy, give them consolation, and bring happiness out of grief” I don’t know how, but I am very glad that God does.
An image of a woman holding a cup of hot drink
So, as I walked down the road to post the letters, I began to reflect on other skills I might be in danger of losing, and of the sensual nature of Christmas. There is the sound of the post landing on the mat – an audible thud at this time of year;...
A bauble on a Christmas tree
I went up to the supermarket today and walked around with the other mask wearers, another barrier between us, more division, and something else that taints the sense of the festive. Anyhow, at the checkout I took the time to ask the assistant how...
A woman in a supermarket with a mask on
Some time ago, I visited the world heritage site of New Grange in Ireland. This amazing Neolithic mound was designed so that the rising sun would shine through a tunnel on Winter solstice day, lighting up the tomb deep inside the barrow. Apart from...
A tree in a field in winter at dawn
I began to understand the term “the dead of winter” as we trudged over decaying leaves and battered undergrowth. The branches were bare for the most part and apart from a few berries, on which some birds were feeding, there was little life to be...
Ploughed field
Maybe you were involved in the school Nativity play. My ability as an actor was never fully recognised since the height of my acting career was fifteenth shepherd (in field –sitting). I never actually got to Bethlehem, never stood with my mates...
An Advent calendar in chocolate.
I was in a panic about how I could get the daily reflection I prepare for parishioners done for the morning - I like to be able to send it out early so that people can wake up to it. I felt though I could hardly get to the church by 7am to use my...
A bible in the morning
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