Sunday, October 2 2011


During my holidays in august, I spent three days in a small village called Taizé, not far from my parents' farm. This is not only a village, but also a place to rest and pray. Not a sacred place, but somewhere you can go to take a break with habits, leave stressed life behind, all problems... Leave it for a while, and focus on your relationship to God.

I always felt good in this place. I already came several times, but it was for only one day, each time. This year I spent three whole days there, and it made a real difference; I could appreciate even more the break with my everyday life... With exam to prepare, stress at work... The calm of the church gave me what I needed to balance.

Pray. Sing. Repeat. Sing again. Silence. Feel God so close in this silence. Ask the good questions. Let the answers come. Slowly. Finally understand[1]. And sing again. Going out of the church, have a look at the watch and realize that I stayed there during more than two hours... as it seemed like a few minutes.

And last but not least... Got a new cross-bird ! ;)



[1] maybe...

Wednesday, September 7 2011

Voice from God

My Truth is in the whisper of the wind, the babble of the brook, the crack of the thunder, the tap of the rain.
It is the feel of the earth, the fragrance of the lily, the warmth of the sun, the pull of the moon.

I finished Conversations with God, from Neale D Walsch. This book is awesome... Full of surprises, humor, truth, joy, hope... Most references are from christianism, but some are from East countries : hinduism and buddhism.

It's not something like a new religion, or going against religions. On the contrary, I think it's something good to read when you follow a religion. For me, it was another point of view to continue my way to God...

Friday, August 12 2011


It's a strange feeling. On a sunday morning, being back after a week away. Back to 'my' church... But with this special feeling... Maybe it's because of holidays ? Maybe because of people who are not the same as usual ? Because of the way to sing and have joy in the celebration ? I don't know... Like something "it's good to be back" !

And during the mass, I was thinking "I should explain this on blog... but how ?"... I would like to share you all the feelings, all the special moments which occur during the celebration...

Like the songs we have on each important time... And the chill I feel when I sing with others, and with my whole heart. Even if I don't know the language[1], I know the meaning, and I feel it strong.

Like somes gestures made by children... Maybe they don't have 'faith' yet, as we can call it, but a special and very kind way to understand some symbols, feel that what's happening does worth. They are like naive models, and sometimes it can be good for us to observe them and foloow their way... Become simple, honnest, true...

Like the priest's talk about the Bible... It's often told with good sense of humor, even for very serious topics, and it gives us some ways to think about... For one minute, one hour, or sometimes one week !

Like silence after quite strong times... To keep focus on what we just heard, saw, felt... Go in self heart and enforce the faith... Or just pray, a few more minutes...

Like this very great moment, when we believe that Holy Spirit is coming to transform bread and wine in Body and Blood of Christ... The entire mystery of the mass is in these few minutes, and you can really experience the force then in the church...

I feel so lucky to have this, and believe in my God, and have the chance to live this each week ! :)


[1] in fact, as a religion's student, I know it, but I already felt the same with songs in german... for example

Wednesday, July 27 2011

True God

A true Master is not the one with the most students, but the one who creates the most Masters.
A true teacher is not the one with the most knowledge, but one who causes the most others to have knowledge.
And a true God is not One with the most servants, but One who serves the most, thereby making Gods of all others.
Conversations with God, Neale D Walsch

What a chance, what a programme, what a challenge ! Become a God, following our God and learning from Him... What a hope also...

Wednesday, July 6 2011

Open your eyes !

There's only one God.

Today I heard - or more precisely I read - it for the second time in a few months. Both from indian people.

For us europeans... Hum, ok, let's assume. For me, french with christian culture, God is one entity, well known to be one, unique, almighty, everywhere. He should be the only one to pray. But the image I had from India and hinduism[1] was that many gods exist there, and each one with a different way to be prayed, adored, or celebrated.

And for the second time... How could I think something different ? Why am I surprised about feeling well in a church for a non-christian ? I'm praying God, but was so blind about other's religion ! I believe in God, one and universal, but I need others to remember that, indeed, we have same God.

Shukriya, my friends. Thanks for opening my eyes.


[1] Often linked, but probably less in reality than in my mind !