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The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

By Carmen Nassaney
6/25/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Are you experiencing heaven right here on earth?

'Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'


Pray and take the time to enjoy the earthly beauty God has given us.

Pray and take the time to enjoy the earthly beauty God has given us.

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By Carmen Nassaney
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
6/25/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: God, Heaven, Kingdom, faith, love, pray,


LOS ANGELES, CA - If we are filled with love for God, we desire to do His will, we dedicate our lives to pleasing Him, then can't we begin to enjoy His kingdom now? Isn't His creation part of His kingdom? Are we part of His creation living on this little blue planet in the universe that He created? Then perhaps the people who are filled with God's light are already experiencing heaven right here on earth.

Each time we say the Lord's prayer we ask God to come into our lives and allow us to do His will.  There are already so many people who are blessed by God in so many ways. He provides for everything we need everyday without us even asking. The universe is so intricate and it runs like clockwork. We have this beautiful planet to live on, everything we need is here. His creation is so tremendous that words cannot describe adequately the thankfulness that we should feel everyday to be part of this creation. 

Being thankful is only the beginning. We need to make time for God in our lives everyday. Prayer time is so important. Everyday when we arise, the earth is still functioning around us giving us a place to live. Doesn't that alone deserve a thank you. We are awake, breathing, and living our lives. Shouldn't we say good morning to our Lord.

Read the Bishops choice, The New American Bible

It is written that we should pray all the time everyday. We should keep our Lord in our heart all day as much as possible as we go about our daily routine. As things get difficult, we can offer them up to Jesus as our own small sacrifice for Him. After contemplating His passion our own personal trials, though difficult for us, are trivial. Remembering Jesus' sufferings, somehow, helps us overcome our own obstacles.

My dear aunt use to teach me that the Lord only gives trials to those whom He loves. Remember all the suffering of Job. She also use to tell me that there were times that she wished He didn't love her quite so much. She suffered terribly with cancer and eventually passed away from it. Through
all her sufferings, she still remembered God's love. I think she definitely did God's will on earth as it is done in heaven.

As we go about our lives everyday, let us remember to do our best to do God's will in prayer and thanksgiving, then perhaps we too can experience a part of heaven here on earth as we experience God's creation around us everyday. 

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