Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things. Recording these moments of finding God in our experience can help us to cultivate gratitude and an increased spirit of generosity to others.

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One day, I came across a reflection that leapt out at me since the writer was obviously very ill when he wrote it. I felt compelled to contact him. Why? I do not know – well, not at the time anyway – after all he was a Catholic living in St Louis,...
Buckfast Abbey
My attention was caught by a white willow, standing out on the opposite bank amongst others. The trunk half submerged, silver leaves gleaming, standing there but swaying, branches bending... I felt I was that tree. I am standing there with waters...
Willow trees by a river
First, there was the wait after the crucifixion when they must have felt abandoned and uncertain but perhaps sensing that something was to happen. Then there was the wait after the Ascension and what a difference. Jesus had spent time preparing them...
A LIDL with a socially distanced queue outside it.
This feels like a stark contrast to the news before the pandemic appeared when the focus seemed to be much more about difficulties and selfish and uncaring behaviours. These changes in both the way we are behaving and the reporting of these positive...
A sticker that says 'Be Kind'
The image of this beautiful young birch tree reminded me that what is old in us can still be beautiful and new growth and new life can still happen and the two can blend perfectly together, even compliment each other. It is all part of us and...
A tree with brown leaves and green leaves showing through
Being almost an “outpost” of London and a commuter belt, however, one of the disadvantages is that our community seems to have inherited the “disconnection” of the city. People appear to live in solitary bubbles. Strangers rarely greet others along...
Thames Estuary.
As neither I nor my husband can drive or cycle, we are limited to the places we can get to without using public transport. For weeks we have gone on a daily walk, but since the restrictions on exercise outside the home were lifted recently, we...
An estuary view with reedbeds to one side.
Depending on the quality of the wifi signal, it can also sometimes be a frustrating experience. Realising suddenly that someone has frozen in mid-sentence or disappeared altogether takes some getting used to. Yet I was already accustomed to seeing...
A phone with skype on it and a laptop open
I walked around searching, on my first Sunday there, for a place to consider my own 'chapel' in which to pray the Mass of that day (I don't go deep with livestreamed ones).The day was glorious and warm. I came upon a semicircular hedge of azaleas,...
Azaleas
Recently a news presenter was roundly criticised for referring to people who do that kind of work as unskilled workers. This term implies that they lack something, or, even worse, that they have failed to learn something. Looking out of my window it...
Some bins
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