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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It struck me as being a wonderful example of how we can find God in our everyday lives. Not only does it brighten its surroundings, it is on the entry gate to a city farm, a place of growth and renewal. It is also a sign of how human creativity can...
Street art of a chaffinch, Loughborough Junction
In the bustling of the slum, I find a few minutes by myself before a food insecurity and malnutrition project assessment. I sit outside the community centre and take in the community around me. I ask for some support and guidance from God, to stay...
Children running (Africa). Seth Doyle, Unsplash.
During Mass in our chapel we have the practice of including in the "Prayers of the Faithful" the names of sisters and associates who passed on that date, dating back to the late 1800s. There can be as few as one or two and as many as five or six...
Tree in a field. Credit: Roman Averin, Unsplash.
What a stark contrast to the gloomy view that many people have of Christian life! Something we can all meditate on as part of our relationship with other people and with God. Things can be beautiful in many different ways, but God helps us to see...
A shimmering rainbow in light cloud.
Eventually I visited Granada. It’s a dry part of Spain but here on the edge of the Sierra Nevada the river brings water in abundance and Granada celebrates: pools in the Alhambra and Moorish gardens, streams flowing down by the roadside, fountains...
Doorway at the Alhambra. Granada, Spain
As I held her, and rocked her, waiting for sleep to take over, I found myself praying 'thank you God, for this precious life, this precious child.' It was my birthday and I felt God saying to me 'your life is precious as well'.
Page from a young child's bedtime story. Text of a poem with words 'goodnight'.
But after a positive start, there have been some hitches...job applications and a nasty chest infection have caused delays. I do not find it easy to cope with disorder and chaos so my mood has been slowly deteriorating! But today, Homelessness...
Wooden floor board with paint splashed on them. Ivars Krutainis, Unsplash
It can often be hard to make the time, but one of the things that has kept me going and provides more inspiration than anything else are the other volunteers, who come from different backgrounds, are of different ages, and have different skills. One...
Mother with two small children and an iPad. Alexander Dummer, Unsplash.
Hoping not to cause him offence, I recalled playing ‘Priests’ with my five brothers, and as a girl, smarting at the injustice of not being able to play the lead role! Our grubby fingers flattened rounds of white bread to use as hosts. Rather than...
A baby cradled in the arms of his father, mother looking on
I am currently living in a place where I don't speak or understand the language shared by most of my neighbourhood. Sometimes I feel like I have little sense of who my community is because I can't communicate with them or understand the chatter...
Two older women drinking tea. Credit: Matthew Henry, Unsplash.
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