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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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.
I had known her mother for fifty years, ever since she was a child. She was a child in care, and children in care are enormously grateful for any truly friendly adult in their lives. There at her daughter’s funeral fifty years on, Marie was so...
Butterly resting on a flower.
When explaining faith to others, I sometimes describe how, in the most difficult time of my life, after a bereavement, I remained much more resilient than I expected. This unexpected strength comes from God, the answer to the prayers of those who...
Stream with rocks on a cold day.
Anyone who has lost a loved one or experienced some other trauma will appreciate how much the return to the everyday and the humdrum can seem strange, but also very comforting – sometimes there are many worse things you can do for someone who is...
Street in South London, where all the houses look similar
One day she said to all of us, ‘Look, like everyone else you all spend a lot of time talking to yourself. You could turn all of it into a prayer, if you just add “Jesus” on at the end of what you have just told yourself.’ Miss Higham only said that...
Image of fountain and pigeons, with old men sitting on benches, credit JC Bonassin, Unsplash.
Each day I am struck anew and gladdened by the the site of a clutch of church spires scattered amongst the mass of rooftops. Sadly, nearing the city centre any intricately carved and beautiful spire pointing heavenwards becomes dwarfed by the city’s...
View of Glasgow with tall buildings and church spires via Wikimedia Commons
I’d been visiting this group and felt welcome, so I filed my application to join – less out of certainty than of a desire to show decisiveness. But then I sent a few emails that received no response—discourteous, perhaps, but not an absolute...
Person writing at desk,
My precious ninety-six-year-old aunt died far away in Australia. Right up to the day she fell and broke her hip she was as bright and chirpy as a little bird. But she did not regain consciousness after the operation to mend her smashed old bones. As...
Sheep grazing on green pasture, mountains in background
Although this time spent in prayer with God is about ten minutes long I found myself feeling anxious at how the candidates would sit and keep still – especially my son, for this amount of time? Would they be reverent enough? Would we have to keep...
Candles and monstrance on altar for Adoration
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