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 almost took a photo and I could have put it on social media with the caption 'modern parenting.' But I remembered that St Ignatius, in his Spiritual Exercises, talks about the 'Presupposition' where we ought to presuppose good of the other rather...
Bag of chips and bottle of ketchup
As I scooped countless armfuls into the tarp and hauled them off to the compost heap, I reflected on the glory of nature and the cycle of life. The crunch of the dessicated leaves, the sound of the wind through the bare branches above, the wonderful...
Leaves on the ground
Happy to put down roots on the opposite side of the world it grows big and strong with flowers three meters tall. I must admit it can be a bit too much of a good thing. I was pondering my own insignificance as I grubbed about under this huge bush...
Flax olants
The homily at the Mass I went to on All Saints this year referred to the congregation having devotions to 'their saints'. Of course, we all have favourites. However, it struck me as not quite being the point of the feast of All Saints, since they...
A stained glass window depicting the English Martyrs
They even have a special barrier which can be pulled across the pavement. With that road being so narrow and the trucks being so large they have to get people to wait while the trucks reverse in or out of the building site. Unfortunately sometimes...
A builder wearing an orange hi vis jacket and a hard hat.
The church had had extensive roof repairs and the parish priest was horrified when one of the few rain showers last summer left a lake in the church. Fortunately, the rain held off again until a roofer was found, scaffolding erected and repairs...
A city seen through a raindrops on a window
Amazingly delicate, vibrant blue, fine softness, in the centre, strength. My heart was lifted ... light as a feather.
Blue feather on a tree trunk
I thought ‘my God, this is wonderful’ and I fancied I heard God say ‘thank you, it’s a pleasure’.
Autumn trees lining a road
I used to visit my uncle and aunt periodically, and I found it particularly helpful to connect with them after my own illness in my mid-twenties as they had so much life experience and seemed to be so wise about life and death in comparison to many...
Beeches in autumn
This means that it can get quite busy, especially on fine days, in the school holidays or at certain times of day. Some parts of the path have a separate area for cyclists and walkers, but there is also a narrow bridge where the cyclists, dogs and...
Shadows of two people on a path
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