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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The final programme was moving and compelling. I am aware that directors will know how to capture their audience and often emotions can be manipulated by the screening of images. However, this didn’t matter because for me this was where I found God...
Sheet music
It has seemed appropriate to be doing this during the Christmas season; a time of decorations and lights, shining tinsel and glitter, Advent candles and the gift of gold given to the Infant Jesus by the magi. I remember the late Fr Daniel O’Leary...
A jigsaw puzzle
I needed to buy some stationery this week so went to Paperchase. When I got to the till, the assistant started to put through the purchases, but suddenly stopped mid-action when she heard a piece of music on the store speakers. Rather than remarking...
Coloured paper
I still had lots to do as my children and grandchildren were coming for lunch but I just couldn’t resist the urge to wrap up , pull on my wellies, get the puppy and go! We walked through the woods, and came out onto the white field, the puppy going...
Skein of geese flying across winter sky
If you're unfamiliar, the Mrs Pepperpot stories were written by a Norwegian writer but very successful in English, and feature a little old lady who shrinks to the size of a pepperpot at unexpected moments. These stories of her adventures are...
A girl reading a children's book.
We are in the middle of the summer months, in a new year of 2020, and after an extended drought our community along with many other communities is facing a severe bushfire threat. Yesterday, a large fire which had been burning for some weeks in our...
A wildfire
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
My local church is quite small and doesn't have a choir, but we do have someone playing the keyboard (those who read these contributions regularly may note that I previously lived in a parish with no accompanist at all, and the music was even worse...
Sheet music
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
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