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 did not grow those flowers, I let them go to seed last year, and refrained from removing the seedlings when they came up this year. Sometimes doing nothing gives the best results. God makes beautiful flowers, let us let them be, and enjoy them...
Marigolds
It is hard to be locked out of your spiritual home, which is how it felt for many. One of the things I found helpful through the crisis was realising that it was very hard for the priests too. The priest at the church from which my usual Mass was...
A sign which says Welcome, please come in.
I gently helped it off the web using the garage key and put it on the ground. It walked away a little and then rested whilst its wings were beating rapidly in a blur of wings as if it was cleaning itself. It carried on walking away. I went back to...
Bee on lavender.
The past few months have brought home to me how important both our memories and our imagination really are in our mental resilience. Memories, and the photographs I take, enable me to travel to the places I've visited on holidays, to be again with...
A person standing on a pebble shore
We have had to look at how the virus is transmitted, particularly by touch. But I have also noticed great goodness being transmitted in the love and care by so many for others. Living as Christ wishes us to live is contagious and we do not know how...
An older lady on a bench and other people on benches nearby
This pasture provides wonderful feeding ground for rabbits and cows. Most of the red clover and buttercups have gone now, but been replaced with a variety of other long grasses. Currently, I can spot a lot of elderflower and cow parsley in the...
Red clover and buttercups
One day, I came across a reflection that leapt out at me since the writer was obviously very ill when he wrote it. I felt compelled to contact him. Why? I do not know – well, not at the time anyway – after all he was a Catholic living in St Louis,...
Buckfast Abbey
My attention was caught by a white willow, standing out on the opposite bank amongst others. The trunk half submerged, silver leaves gleaming, standing there but swaying, branches bending... I felt I was that tree. I am standing there with waters...
Willow trees by a river
First, there was the wait after the crucifixion when they must have felt abandoned and uncertain but perhaps sensing that something was to happen. Then there was the wait after the Ascension and what a difference. Jesus had spent time preparing them...
A LIDL with a socially distanced queue outside it.
This feels like a stark contrast to the news before the pandemic appeared when the focus seemed to be much more about difficulties and selfish and uncaring behaviours. These changes in both the way we are behaving and the reporting of these positive...
A sticker that says 'Be Kind'
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