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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Since the return to 'real' church services I have sometimes felt like I was still viewing the Mass through a screen, experiencing the Mass as though there was an invisible wall in my heart between myself and God. In the last year, I have realised...
Some sheet music
The Lord goes in to them holding his victorious weapon, his cross. When Adam, the first created man, sees him, he strikes his breast in terror and calls out to all: 'My Lord be with you all.' And Christ in reply says to Adam: ‘And with your spirit...
Paschal candle at Easter
The Scottish government ordered all churches closed during this lockdown and the main churches accepted the ruling. But, the smaller churches got together and accused the government of breaking its own laws. THEY WON. It only makes one day...
A church altar with a cross
However, being such a stickler for seasons has left me with one odd problem. We make hot cross buns every year, and because they are only made once a year, I have very little opportunity to practice. Over the years we have had several intriguing...
Hot cross buns on a table with a cup of tea
In some parishes people collect greenery from the local area on Palm Sunday. When we used to go to church on Palm Sunday we used to see families with such green branches. That is a beautiful way of celebrating the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem...
Palms lying ready for those attending Mass.
As a child I loved snow, and living in southern England, where it only snowed for a few days a year (even less these past few winters) I’m not sure I understood the metaphor very well. Snow was magical and exciting! The thaw was a sad event (see...
Green budding branches against blue skies
But today I found a new notebook and was really pleased. Such a simple thing, but it would mean I could make sure I was organised over the coming weeks. Despite its very ordinary uses I have to add that the notebook also has some less ordinary uses...
Notebook and pen
Last Sunday the weather was beautiful and I found a park bench to sit on for a while and enjoy the sun. I reflected on how I'd spent time with God in church, and now I was able to spend time with him in nature too. The lockdown weeks are more...
A bench in a park
It would be wrong to romanticise the work of fishermen, it is very dangerous and tough work. But it is still great to know that these traditional types of work still exist. I'm similarly interested in agriculture for the same reasons. Fishing and...
Fishing boat
I think it's also to do with modern life though: the power of the internet, smartphones and social media has contracted my attention span I am sure. And then again, I just feel I'm not so capable of relaxing enough to read a book, because there is...
A man reading on a bench by the sea
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