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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At my local church in Osaka Prefecture in Japan, it was announced that a special Mass for Faith Week would be celebrated at our nearby Assumption convent on January 21st. I would attend. What would I wear? Does the question sound out of place in the...
Red rose
Near where I live there are some densely wooded areas, thickets of young hazel trees, another area of oaks and other deciduous trees. One day I was standing by the oak tree looking at something else when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a tiny...
A tiny bird with a gold streak at the top of its head
I found God today the laughter of my adult students who face many hardships and frustrations.
A student writing
She reminds me of my late grandma who I love.
Berries with a church in the background
He is called Tony and for me it is a Blessing to visit him. Also when I met my friend from Romania who with her husband live here in Scotland. Both sell the Big Issue. Their two children are back home in Romania with their grandparents. She has the...
A young woman's smile
There it was. Every branch of a tree silhouetted against a thick mist was studded with the dark shapes of starlings. I stood entranced. I marvelled at the cacophony and wondered what the birds were communicating to each other. No doubt their...
Starlings
The final programme was moving and compelling. I am aware that directors will know how to capture their audience and often emotions can be manipulated by the screening of images. However, this didn’t matter because for me this was where I found God...
Sheet music
It has seemed appropriate to be doing this during the Christmas season; a time of decorations and lights, shining tinsel and glitter, Advent candles and the gift of gold given to the Infant Jesus by the magi. I remember the late Fr Daniel O’Leary...
A jigsaw puzzle
I needed to buy some stationery this week so went to Paperchase. When I got to the till, the assistant started to put through the purchases, but suddenly stopped mid-action when she heard a piece of music on the store speakers. Rather than remarking...
Coloured paper
I still had lots to do as my children and grandchildren were coming for lunch but I just couldn’t resist the urge to wrap up , pull on my wellies, get the puppy and go! We walked through the woods, and came out onto the white field, the puppy going...
Skein of geese flying across winter sky
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