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 recent warm and sunny weather has brought out the butterflies, and since more people are now working from home, I have seen a lot more people out and about walking, cycling and running too. Although there are so many negative consequences to...
Comma butterfly
The current coronavirus situation calls on us to enter isolation, not in the desert it is true, but in our own homes. However, like Jesus we are cut off from our every day life and that is our opportunity to reflect on our lives and to pray. Our...
A perrson praying indoors
I was honestly feeling quite overwhelmed by all of it and all the online negativity, hopelessness and panic. As I walked on for a while, I noticed that the tide was starting to come in and the waves were also getting bigger and somewhat rougher, as...
A cormorant on a still sea
The priest celebrating the Mass was obviously finding his way into how to lead us in prayer without a congregation and we at home were finding our way to be present at Mass when we were not physically in the church. Then I realised that normally we...
Laptop
Perhaps our spiritual lives are a bit like that. In our race for the skies; to be recognised as someone, to acquire wealth or status, do we grasp on to anything that appears strong enough to support us, only to be disappointed when it fails? Our...
A clematis with deep pink flower
I smiled and felt engrossed in the idea of the new life of spring after a long, hard winter. I was reminded that our God is one of happy surprises, a God of the promise of the Resurrection, a God of beauty in His Glorious artwork for us to enjoy:...
Daffodils
I am fortunate to have access to open air on my doorstep - I live by the riverside so there is plenty of space to walk while staying sufficiently far from other people. I've long known the benefits of spending time in nature but I have wondered if...
Pink blossom
There have been real signs of community spirit, which is very encouraging. Another aspect of this crisis that I found touching was a number of people on social media considering what they could share of their gifts and talents in this crisis. People...
A woman holding a single flower
There have been crisp, bright, beautiful days when I feel full of enthusiasm and energy. It is easy to step out with confidence and notice the good all around me. More than once this winter, I have ventured out when violent storms have begun to ease...
A woman walking in countryside
To my surprise, I discovered a beautiful peacock butterfly pressed close against the French doors. It was tucked away behind the blinds and repeatedly striking its wings against the glass in an attempt to fly out into the garden. The weather was...
A peacock butterfly
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