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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We all know of times in our lives when healing hasn't been so quick or effective and it is easy to dwell on hurts, physical or emotional, that haven't healed so well. An insult that someone made when you were still at school, a relationship that...
A person touching water with their fingers
They have never been any trouble and we get on quite well with them. However, on Thursday last week a marquee was erected in their garden. Oh joy! A teenager’s party! That will be noisy and will probably go on all night! No sleep this weekend then,...
A village
But what was quite strange was that we had the sung setting of the Latin creed, and about half way through I found I was crying. I just had the strongest sense of the people of the church around me and the church in the world, and there was...
A Byzantine style church window and lamp with sunlight streaming through
At the bus stop a man, about my age came up and studied the timetable. From the way he looked at it his eyesight was clearly failing so I told him that the next bus was due in 5 minutes. He thanked me and said that he had had to give up driving as...
Interior of a bus
It was not till a while later that I learned about the life of its composer. Sadly this is the only piece of his music that survives him. His music was fiercely criticised by other musicians and he destroyed all his orchestral works and later it is...
A man playing keyboard
My friend inspires me to be grateful to God for all that life has given me. My friend lives out his faith joyfully and lovingly. He is exceedingly generous to those in need, and thus inspires me to be generous too. He loves his faith. Most of all,...
Friends on a hill looking at the view
For those that don't know this retail jobs can vary immensely, and much depends on the team you work with and the managers, as well as the kind of shop. This place had policies such as: no use of phones on the shop floor, no reading of books in...
Sign which says OPEN on shop window
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
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