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 was left wondering what it was she had not asked for and from whom. Was it a serious illness or was it a deserved promotion? From the tone I rather suspect it was the former. It made me ponder how very often we beg God for things rather than...
A train platform with people walking along it
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
Still, a sense of gratitude came to me as though from nowhere. Gratitude because I knew that things could be worse. More than that though, I had a heightened awareness of the sufferings of others, a strong sense that although I wasn't feeling my...
Two people talking, looking out at a view
What is considered a weed, worth little in our flower gardens, was first bright yellow, then closed up again before reopening to this majestic perfection. Look closely. Each blossom is perfectly white, artistically formed, like a magic wand, ready...
A dandelion 'clock' or seedhead
Exactly after I said 'let's go', two people walked past us and as though in immediate response – though they were talking to each other and not to me – one of them said 'Sure, let's go, but go where?' This struck me as being quite funny, especially...
An aerial view of a department store with clothes on display.
There was a beautiful sight though - every tree in the park was laden with glistening raindrops. I assume that heavy rain tends to cause the water to fall off the tree, while lighter drizzle doesn't allow the drops to accumulate in this way, or...
A raindrop on a branch
I knew the plant was called Old Man's Beard but only when I looked it up did I realised it was called Traveller's Joy which is doubly appropriate. I've noticed before that if anything my sense of wonder is increased when I'm having a difficult time...
Old Man's Beard - a rambling plant with grey, furry seedheads
I recently moved to a new city and was longing to find a sense of community here. By God’s grace I found a wonderful parish and have made a new group of friends here. After Mass on Sunday the priest greeted me by name, and instantly I felt that I...
A sign which says, 'Welcome please come in'
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
The altar server had a look, fiddled with the wick and that one lit up too. Sometimes we need a little help before we can bear the light of Christ.
A candle being lit
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