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 a child I loved snow, and living in southern England, where it only snowed for a few days a year (even less these past few winters) I’m not sure I understood the metaphor very well. Snow was magical and exciting! The thaw was a sad event (see...
Green budding branches against blue skies
I am sure most people, myself included, just walk past and do nothing. But there are some people, for sure, who get the person a cup of coffee (especially if they sit next to a café) and that I suppose at least warms them up in the winter. There was...
A person holding an apple
She pushed a little shopper around that was packed with her belongings and she wore big, baggy jumpers to keep out the cold. She tried to keep out other people too, by pulling up her hoody. She would scowl, frown and stare into the distance, often...
Young girl holding up a teddy bear and smiling
The church community rallied around to take care of him, but after a short time he stopped coming to church and didn’t want to stay in touch any more. Everyone was very worried about him, but as he didn’t respond to being contacted there wasn’t much...
Older man sitting in cafe.
There’s a part of me that thinks that I get much too nervous about this, especially when travelling with non-Catholic friends, who are making completely different plans for their Sunday morning – whether to have a nice sleep in or do sightseeing. I...
A Catholic Church in Kazan, Russia
But yesterday walking on a bright sunny afternoon under a blue sky and on a dry day, I happened upon and a solitary older man walking home with his shopping bag. This urban area – a rather neglected part of the city – is populated by many different...
A street in Stokes Croft, Bristol with a bus visible.
Listening to music is incredibly subjective, the effect it has varies so much from person to person. Yet it is precisely in that unique experience that God speaks to us. I love all kinds of music but there is one piece by Vaughan Williams which I...
Beautiful green landscape with mountains in background.
It was such a warm and sincere welcome I sat with my coffee and basked in the glow of it. But what really touched me was as I sat and reflected on this a street homeless guy came in, he was greeted with the same hospitality and I heard him say to...
Cup of coffee.
I think I find the Lord especially close in sacramental ministry, in celebrating Mass, baptising, performing weddings, sharing in the sacrament of reconciliation and in anointing the sick. I know in faith that I am an instrument in God’s hands. It...
Image of Farm Street Church, interior.
There's something awesome about those tiny birds, who are so full of life. This little bird had on its gladrags, gold, black and bright red, just as colourful as the sparkling sequins you find on the catwalk or the red carpet. Such tiny sparkles are...
Gold finch resting on a branch which is coming into bud.
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