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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I walked around searching, on my first Sunday there, for a place to consider my own 'chapel' in which to pray the Mass of that day (I don't go deep with livestreamed ones).The day was glorious and warm. I came upon a semicircular hedge of azaleas,...
Azaleas
Recently a news presenter was roundly criticised for referring to people who do that kind of work as unskilled workers. This term implies that they lack something, or, even worse, that they have failed to learn something. Looking out of my window it...
Some bins
It was 5.40am in Ohio and having taken his partner to the ER my friend came home and found solace in Facebook, found our live streamed Mass and joined us. It was what he needed. I realised that God is using social media to help us and meet our needs...
A livestreamed Mass.
My husband and I are members of a small faith sharing group led by our Spanish priest. My husband, also retired, lovingly prints out the Jesuit commentaries on the weekly liturgy, in English and in Spanish. The texts inform and ground us and bring...
Interior of a church
It has taken me a few weeks since lockdown began to work out the best way to settle in to my livestream Mass on a Sunday. I realised I needed to change positions from where I sit to work, because this meant that Mass didn't seem different enough...
A robin singing
However, one Catholic family posted to say they were saying the Our Father and the Hail Mary as they washed their hands and this seemed to me to be a wonderful idea meaning that I could pray for those who had died, those who were sick and all...
Washing hands
I, as others have found this is a chance to slow down and to look at and appreciate the natural beauty of creation and to be reminded that God has made all this for us all to enjoy. But in the last few days the story of the two disciples on the way...
A person on a walk
This week I walked as far as the M5 motorway, which crosses over the river on a flyover. I am not sure I've walked under a motorway before - it is quite a strange experience seeing the giant concrete pillars which are carrying the huge mass of the...
The M5 motorway (picture taken from below) with a swan swimming along a canal
Next day there is a difference, a faint haze of green colours the contours of the tree. Today new green leaves dress the branches like a bridal veil. Later the leaves will be fully out, flowers and fruit will form, birds and insects will perch and...
Birch tree
So as a teenager I started to attend a youth club at a small evangelical fellowship. This is where my faith journey began, where I encountered Jesus and gave my life to Him. There were no icons or incense, just a simple wooden cross at the front of...
A hand reaching out
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