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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As I look back on the day and scan some photos of the place, I am struck by this shot of Mount Matebian (the mountain of the dead). To the right is the local cemetery with this stunning view. It brought to mind: "I look to the mountains, from where...
Image of mountains in the distance, visible beyond village and palm trees.
Most people these days don't know what shepherds actually do. A year or more ago I heard about a man who'd written a book about being a shepherd. His book became a bestseller. One of the brilliant things about it is that it helps people who live in...
Herdwick sheep
When I go shopping I avoid the places that sell expensive things for the same reason, I know beforehand I won’t be able to afford their goods. Given the opportunity to ask for something I find the best question is ‘How can I help?’. Some people will...
A woman sitting in a cafe, thinking.
Over the lake there were scores of swifts wheeling round, catching the flies as they flew, swooping down over the water. As I watched them my heart soared too. Swifts spend almost their whole lives in the air, always on the go, but at the same time...
A swift flying
The presence in church of people who are there because they feel they must does not make for contemplative peace, babies cry, older children are restless, the hymn doesn’t seem to fit the readings… We sat down and St Peter’s voice carried across the...
Mass at Liverpool Cathedral.
The marble alone comes from at least twenty-five different countries! In one chapel there is an English rose made up of mother of pearl, marble and lapis lazuli (I remember that the latter comes from Chile!). Not to mention that the people who...
Rose made of inlaid marble in red, blue and turquoise.
I don't even know this lady as I've not been at this church long, but I suddenly felt really weepy and that God was very close to all of us at that moment. My son, next to me, also felt this.
People praying in church at a pew
Sometimes a walk in the rain can be very refreshing, and a reminder that God is with us in thick and thin, not just on sunny days, comes with it. As for photography... things shine in the rain, colours are even brighter! I remember taking this photo...
A path and corrugated iron walls topped with barbed wire, covered with graffiti, shining after rainfall.
Firstly, I was looking at social media and saw this quotation by one of my favourite authors (a famous agnostic, I would add) "So much universe, and so little time" (Terry Pratchett). Secondly, I went to the funeral of a family member (who was not...
The Milky Way. Christian Nielsen.
Last time I was gardening there I was pruning roses, and any small child helping me might have been badly scratched and put off gardening forever. I was really at Beuno’s to do the Ignatian exercises, among them the two standards meditation...
A yellow rose
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