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 may go on retreat especially because we need to make a big decision that will be binding and we want to get it right first time. But we make dozens of tiny decisions every day. How often have you said by hindsight “I shouldn’t have said that!”,...
Woman dressed in red and orange walking past a red car.
I chose ‘mercy’ from the Hail Holy Queen – a prayer not included in my childhood’s nightly prayers but one I learnt independently. It inexplicably resonated with me like a song, a love poem, a mantra; the phrase ‘Mother of Mercy’ seemed to combine...
Statue of Madonna and Child by Lawrence Lew OP
Gardening is gentler than fighting and the end result is much nicer than a battle won. But the old prayer still applies. Dearest Jesus, teach us to be generous, To serve You as You deserve to be served, To give and not to count the cost To fight and...
Rose.
You think ‘Did I want to say that?’ ‘Did I mean to say that?’ ‘What does it mean that I said that?’. During Passiontide, we heard Jesus tell Judas, ‘they are your own words’ and Pilate ‘It is you who say it’. These two spoke the truth though their...
An old couple talking on a street
There's so many reasons to be gloomy, from the everyday nuisances of broken plumbing or appliances, more serious issues like injuries or illness, to the news of global conflict, natural distasters or political turmoil, to bereavements or news of...
Brightly coloured balloons floating up in the sky
International collaboration, the deployment of the latest and best techniques, meticulous attention to the safety of workers in a very dangerous environment, the willingness of highly competent people to work on a project that would never be seen (...
A nuclear power station
Though I had a seat, thank goodness, there was a real racket coming from upstairs from a group of school kids. Really rowdy. Then a mother with four young children got on, and her youngest was kicking off - literally. He was in a pram but kicking...
London bus going around Parliament Square
And in the green house all the tender seeds needed planting. But I forgot the courgettes! On my return, I filled a seed tray, opened the packet and pressed the seeds into the damp compost. All of a sudden I was awe struck at the marvel of nature –...
A greenhouse
The church was full of a great sense of devotion. After the Eucharist, I went back to the Community for lunch. I sat next to Fr Freddie, who had, on the previous day, celebrated his 93rd birthday with his sister. Across the table, were Fr Matthew,...
Candle burning in church
Or perhaps its more accurate to say that the 'busy-ness' of our lives, its many noisy distractions, divert us from the rhythms of nature. I was walking home from work one day, got off the bus and walked down the short, steep lane. I live in the...
A goldfinch with a red face sitting on a branch
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