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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Among people while in the bus, this morning going to work.
Image of a bus full of people (taken from floor level)
Invitations to eight guests, the menu was planned, the table was to look stunning and early signs were that this was to be a happy, memorable evening with delightful company. And then the email came. A couple we had invited, who we did not know well...
Dinner table with dinner service and folded napkins, glassware.
The story, set in the 17th century, explores the historical apostasy, under torture in Nagasaki, of the senior Jesuit, Ferreira and subsequently also that of the younger priest Rodrigues, who travels to Japan to find out what exactly happened to his...
Japanese maple with light shining through.
My thumb played up and down the soft little finger curled over mine. I was awe-filled as I felt each minuscule knuckle – a miracle of engineering – and gazed at the soft, perfectly formed nails. Where would these hands go? What would they accomplish...
A woman sewing.
I wondered how her pregnancy had progressed; what were her emotions? A mixture of fear, awe and excitement? Had Joseph been with her through her labour? Had he held her hand and marvelled at the perfect tiny life torn from her? Was she anxious about...
Baby's hand in the hand of an adult.
One of the community groups that I had contacted was the local Anglican parish, with whom we discussed the possibility of setting up a foodbank. It seemed impossible to us, as we had so few people able to help out, and nowhere to store food, that we...
Tins of food on a shelf at a foodbank
Today she told me though, that while things were still tough, it had really helped her when she had encountered kindness in those she worked with, and even people she met by accident. One woman gave her directions when she got lost on her way to her...
A rural bus stop, rain clouds behind.
To reach the sculpture, we moved down a long room filled with six huge, unfinished works: blocks of marble in various stages of completion – here was a head, a bent back or an arm, all seeming to appear from the stone. It was as though we were...
Michelangelo's statue 'David'
. I mentioned this to some of my friends, who are not Catholic, thinking that they would find it quite strange, but on the contrary, they loved the idea. I find it amazing when secular ‘needs’ meet spiritual ‘food’ in this way. For myself it means a...
Clock on a table.
I had read in the guide books about the famous Duomo – the cathedral church of Santa Maria dei Fiori – which towers above the surrounding buildings, majestically dominating the roof-tops. Yet nothing had prepared me for its sheer size. Various...
View of the dome of Santa Maria dei Fiori in Florence.
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