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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After their presentation, while most of the elderly folk were dozing, the children sat quietly munching biscuits and drinking orange squash. I felt a tug at my sleeve. The little girl playing Mary was in full costume and fully into her role. ‘Can I...
Nativity play Credit Datei via Wikimedia Commons
Ten minutes into our nattering she mentioned one of the priests, a rather unwell elderly gentleman, who was about to celebrate Mass in their little chapel. I asked him if I could join him. He grinned, held my hand and replied, ‘The Holy Spirit works...
Credit John Curnow Wikimedia Commons
I put the picture up as I opened my emails, listened out for Big Ben’s ten o’clock chimes, and began my work. The image kept catching my attention; that is a lovely part of town; we had so many fun day trips; what on earth am I wearing? The...
Yesterday I read Pope Francis’ words, on ‘beauty – that “great worth” which is other than physical or psychological appeal – enables us to appreciate the sacredness of a person, without feeling the need to possess it.’ In this world we are so used...
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As the world's most indecisive person, I can spend months – sometimes years – at the 'information gathering' stage of formulating a decision. I will research options to death, often ending up more confused than when I began. Since graduating, St...
At that stage I hadn’t worked out what a dysfunctional institution it was or how difficult things were going to be. God was there, telling me to stick at it when I had not yet grasped that there might be a temptation to pull out, and I am grateful...
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And I wasn’t let down. The trees overhanging the track on either side created a tunnel of red, brown and orange, with the late afternoon light dripping through the foliage. The bike wheels crunched over the fallen leaves and twigs. And, at the end...
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We often need to slow our pace at this time of year and remind ourselves that autumn can be a season of reflection. The leaves change colour before falling from the trees, so we too should take a little time to look back at the year to ask ourselves...
Credit Simon Bishop SJ
We were in the middle of a typhoon with rain lashing down when and I suddenly noticed a pair of turtle doves perched on the trellis over the Virgin Mary’s statue … I couldn't help but think of Mary and Joseph approaching the temple; and so my...
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