Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Carmen Nassaney

6/25/2014 (9 months 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.

Highlights

By Carmen Nassaney

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/25/2014 (9 months 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. 

Do Good, give back when you buy

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Universal:
Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Blog

Christians Must Get in the Game and Testify to Truth Watch

Image of Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus or Jesuits and, on 19 April 1541, became its first Superior General.

By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Chaos is at an all time high for sure in the midst of this on-going battle between good and evil. Before the age of internet, it took time to respond to a differing view. A letter to the editor or a phone call to your representative required you to invest real ... continue reading


This Beautiful Prayer is For You

Image of Never underestimate the power of prayer.

By Jackie Stammen

Years ago after a retreat I attended, the Lord gave me a prayer which I've since remembered, which is kind of amazing because if there's anything I'm not so great at it's memorizing things word for word. Thank God it's a short prayer and that He knows my shortcomings ... continue reading


Through Suffering You Can Find God

Image of By God's grace, no cross He sends will ever be too heavy.

By Michael Seagriff

Let me repeat some obvious truths. God is more powerful than any of us. He draws each of us to Himself. He wants to excite our hearts. He longs to fill our minds and souls with the Truth. He desires that we yield ourselves totally to His will. CANASTOTA, NY - We are ... continue reading


11 Reasons why Eggs are the Healthiest Food on Earth. Watch

Image of One little egg is packed with several vitamins essential to your health!

By Wendy RN., BA, MBA

Eggs contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body. including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, Vitamin E, Folate and many more.One large egg contains (1):Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 9% of the RDA.Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): ... continue reading


Thank you God for gifting me your relentless love.

Image of Domino Effect:  a situation in which one event causes a series of similar events to happen one after another.

By Jackie Stammen

There are consequences to every decision we make. With the decisions we make that are not pleasing to God, our loving Father tries to hold back the wrath that we bring upon ourselves as a result from those sins. However, as we sin more and more and as the sin goes ... continue reading


My Mangy Cat and Me

Image of Cats have a way of making their way deep into our hearts.

By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

My heart leaped as I raced barefooted across the cold mudroom floor. Pulling the door open, I found our little old mangy cat sitting just on the opposite side. Bending down to run my hands across her dirty winter coat, she rewarded me with a deep satisfied purr. ... continue reading


What does Pray without Ceasing Mean? Watch

Image of 'Nowhere on earth are you more welcomed, nowhere on earth are you more loved, than by Jesus living and truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.
~ Saint Teresa of Calcutta

By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, St. Paul writes that we should 'pray without ceasing.' This word from scripture can have two very different effects on our lives. Either we can reject it as a pious sentiment that is 'not practical,' or we can allow it to transform how we ... continue reading


I Have The Perfect Time For You!

Image of Each moment you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament brings joy, pleasure, and delight to his Sacred Heart!

'My joy, my pleasure, my delight is to be with you.' (Prov 8:31)

By Michael Seagriff

I still remember Nina walking toward the pew where we were seated - nearly 25 years ago - with that challenging, inviting, loving, mischievous, welcoming, smile on her face. CANASTOTA, NY - 'I have the perfect time for you,' she announced.I glanced quizzically at my ... continue reading


You Knit Me In My Mother's Womb

Image of Psalm 139:13-16, A hymnic meditation on God's omnipresence and omniscience.

By Jackie Stammen

I journal a lot. In the past few years I've started to turn my journaling into more of a conversation. A conversation with God. This may seem odd or impossible to some people. Yet, I know many of you do the same. So for those who are a bit uncomfortable or skeptical ... continue reading


If there is any good in me at all, it is God. Whatever is left, that is me.

Image of Nurture your relationship with Him so you can see Him and know Him more profoundly.

By Jackie Stammen

Our pride likes to tell us that the good within us is because we are so great on our own accord. As we allow ourselves to increase, and God to decrease our egos inflate and we become convinced and deceived that we are actually the center of our own universe and we ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 6:8-15
8 Stephen was filled with grace and power and began ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
23 Though princes sit plotting against me, your ... Read More

Gospel, John 6:22-29
22 Next day, the crowd that had stayed on the other ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for April 20th, 2015 Image

St. Marian
April 20: When St. Mamertinus was Abbot of the monastery which St. ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter