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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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.
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
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