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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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
I could not be with Christ and His people, at the crucifixion, I could not partake in communion. The reason I cannot not attend is that I have to go to work. I coordinate the kitchen in a homeless project and as the coordinator I am responsible for...
Bowl of food and a piece of bread.
If I wanted to understand the thirst of Jesus on the cross, here was the place to do it, a place where there was no running water. I asked one of the little children in Spanish what life meant for her. She said she wanted to be at peace with herself...
Good Friday liturgy with crosses in Bogota, Colombia
This does mean that we wind up replacing bits of the car that other people don’t have to think about. I thought I’d learned a fair bit about the workings of a car this way but when I took the car in because it had a rattle, and was told I needed a...
Mechanic pouring something into a car engine
Whether it’s taking a bite of roast lamb, having a glass of wine or, for me this year, turning my phone apps back on, it feels like the first time I do it acknowledging God’s presence. Enjoying a treat or a distraction in the full knowledge that I...
Roast chicken and table laid out for a festive dinner or lunch
I was on pilgrimage in Krakow with a group last year; praying for peace and in sorrow for ‘man’s inhumanity to man.’ It was a difficult visit; we were taken to Auschwitz and the Schindler museum among other places. We heard many horrific stories of...
Children playing with giant bubbles in Krakow
Somehow I found the energy. In finding the energy and in the act of caring for another I find God’s care for me. For without the ability to love others, I would be an empty shell of a human being, and – as I reminded myself – there are so many times...
A pair of socks
On April 1st I put the washing on before I left, then set about shifting the 12 sacks of rock salt that we bought but did not need in the winter. This meant tidying up the garden shed to make space. So I did that, then got to work moving some small...
Orange flower covered in raindrops
I am one of those people who can always see both sides to an argument, and could see my life heading down very different paths. While I was trying to decide I felt truly confused and sad. I prayed about it carefully and took a long walk, too...
A maze.
When we had to demolish a rotten old greenhouse I kept all the wood to use in my stove. As I struggled to pull out all the nails the builder came over and said "Why bother, the nails will fall out when you burn the wood". I was busy banging them...
Stack of old wood with nails in and a hatchet
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