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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I was sitting reading John 15 verses 4&5 and I was reflecting on the word "abide" and what it means to "abide in Christ". In my imagination I saw myself dancing a waltz with Jesus. Jesus was leading me around the dance floor. He was moving...
A man and woman dancing
As I reflected on his life and what we had shared, I remembered what a fun person he was to be around, and how that was a lovely thing to be remembered for. It made me think: if, when I died, people could use just one adjective to describe me, what...
A laptop with the letters Be Kind written on it
Unfortunately this route has always been used as a “rat-run” for those avoiding traffic lights in our busy town and the disruption has been quite considerable. Not only do the many residents have to turn their cars round in a narrow environment or...
Roadworks sign
How blessed I am to live in a country where my rubbish is disposed of safely and conveniently. All through the pandemic crisis, dedicated people have continued working, sometimes suffering low pay and little thanks, just so that people like me can...
A poster in support of refuse workers.
As they open out it reminds me of hands raised in prayer. Come Holy Spirit...
Artichoke.
July has always been a difficult month at home, as an unseemly number of annual bills seem to fall due this month. The situation has been made worse this year as a couple of major items of household equipment needed replacement. And, of course this...
Rose
This is often how the Holy Spirit works - quietly in the background, often unnoticed. A gentle breeze on a warm summer day. It reminded me of how when was a child and was sick, my parents, knowing that I would be worse if my temperature rose, would...
Light shining through a window, pot plant on window sill
Attempts to get to know the new area where slightly complicated by this. For example, we spotted the nature reserve on the map and went for a walk there, but it was a quagmire and the possibilities of walking there were written off until late spring...
Ripening barley under blue skies
I grabbed my dressing gown and settled down by the computer for morning prayer. By this time the bishop had joined in on Skype and pointed out that it was the feast of St Benedict, patron saint of Europe, who taught us to learn to live in peace with...
A Benedictine monastery in Italy.
Tears came as I sang the lines: May a brighter dawn be breaking And a fairer hope be seen For our city and our nation… How badly we need that, and what a privilege it is to have our very own Mother for example, support and motive.
Statue of Our Lady reflected in a window
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