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 ignored it as such injuries usually heal up quickly on their own. A week later it still hurt a bit and a red flare round it bore witness to infection. I thought “dirty water”. Water is beautiful stuff full of energy and light. It refreshes and...
Waterfall surrounded by green trees
Written in red because he was Welsh and proud of it, that poem was mere “scribblings “– His words. I always admired Paddy and his deep wisdom and his genuine consternations often gave me comfort. His scribblings were part of that consternation that...
Drawers
I suppose with church attendance declining, especially among younger people, we are all more aware of the fact that it would be easy not to go. I'm grateful for that being recognised.
Empty church
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
We need to let God calm us through prayer until our true needs can be met, and remember to thank Him when we realise, through prayer, how much He helped us when we did not know how to ask.
A mother feeding her baby
Did I glimpse God in that old woman struggling stick in hand? She certainly took my attention chuntering up the brae*. She needed to rest. She needed a lean against the high retaining wall dwarfing her. But she was determined. And she would make it...
An old woman walking up a street
It had been raining for most of the morning, but there was a slot of a few hours where it looked like it would be dry, and as I made my way on my usual walk the sun began to shine. There are two large fields I like to look at: one is an arable crop...
FLock of birds in flight
It is a sad fact that dragons have had a rather bad press over the years in most cultures, usually being linked in some way with evil. In the Bible the serpent appears in the book of Genesis and also in Revelations where it is described as ‘that old...
Antirrhinum or 'snap dragon'
I was pleasantly surprised by the homily at Sunday Mass in which the priest referred to the fact that we live theTrinity. But what touched me even more were his words at the end of Mass, as the youngsters who had been recently confirmed came to...
A priest saying Mass
The fact that the sound system isn't working probably contributed further to my concentration, and I genuinely found it hard to follow what was being said. (Alas the same had been true of the Liturgy of the Word earlier, but I'd remembered what the...
A person sitting in church (monochrome picture)
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