Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Carmen Nassaney

6/30/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

We turn to God and ask Him to make us okay.

'It's okay.'

When I visit my daughter, I hear this phrase at least 20 times a day from my two year old grandson. Before he does anything, he turns to his mother and asks ever so sweetly, 'It's okay?' If something spills, falls or appears to have broken, again he turns to his mother and inquires, 'It's okay?' Mostly, when he does something mischievous as all two year old boys do, he now informs her with great confidence, 'it's okay.' Like every good mother she patiently responds, 'It's okay, it's always okay.'

God loves us and takes care of us.

God loves us and takes care of us.

Highlights

By Carmen Nassaney

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/30/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: God, faith, ok, trust, pray, sick,


CANAAN, VT - After observing the interaction between mother and child, over time it has occurred to me that our relationship with God is very much like what I'm watching. As we go about our lives, we do things that always don't seem to go the way we thought they would and we turn to God and ask Him if it's okay.

If we experience sickness, as we battle our illness striving for recovery, we turn to God and ask Him to make us okay.

Light a virtual candle and pray

When we are exceptionally stressed at work, or with responsibilities at home, we dig down deep and push ahead to complete our deadlines and accomplish our tasks telling all that we're okay. 
Those two simple words out of the mouth of a toddler that say so very much about our lives. These simple words offer so very much reassurance and encouragement that often, that's all we really need to hear to continue on in even the most difficult of situations. 

Recently, a friend of mine was extremely ill from what she thought was food poisoning. She experienced all of those terrible symptoms you get, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, can't eat, and sipping liquids trying desperately not to get dehydrated.

After three days of gradually getting worse, she found it was difficult to even walk around because she felt so sick. Finally she went to the hospital to perhaps get some medicine to help her get better and surprise! She had a ruptured appendix and barely made it to the hospital before it was too late. Her stomach was so filled withwith infections that she was there for 5 days receiving massive doses of antibiotics.

While she was in the hospital, struggling to recover from this terrible illness, a priest came in to see her and offer her a blessing. After he administered the sacrament of the sick to my friend, he turned to her and told her, 'you'll be alright.' At that moment, she says that she felt a warm feeling of great love fill her and she burst into tears of joy. Could it be possible that this priest was actually a messenger from God and he was telling her 'It's okay,'? I like to think so. 

I like to think God reassures us regularly just as my daughter tells her son, 'It's okay, it's always okay.'   
See our beautify collection of Rosaries    

---


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


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for August 2016
Universal:
Sports: That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
Evangelization: Living the Gospel: That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.



Comments


More Blog

Lamb of God Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

In the Lenten season, we are called to reflect on our sins, and on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the redemption of those sins. The song Lamb of God, by Twila Paris, provides a powerful focus for our reflection. Twila uses the song to tell the story of Jesus, though ... continue reading


Who am I

Image of Who am I (Musica/YouTube)?

By Kathy Farrell

So, who am I? I am a Catholic, a Special Education Teacher, and a Boomer, although some rough edges of these features have been smoothed. I have not always been a Catholic, although I did graduate from the Catholic University of America. Theologically, I believe I am ... continue reading


Be Forgiven Watch

Image of

By Norm LeDonne

As Christians, we all know that we are sinners. And, as sinners, we all would like to be forgiven of our sins. Some of us (most of us?) have at one time or another done some pretty awful things, making it hard to believe that we can be forgiven. However, the Bible ... continue reading


Pray for Whatever You Need

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN

Imagine having someone standing in wait for you to hand over to them all your fears, pain and anxieties. Someone who can and will pave the way for you simply for the asking. Someone who will relieve you from every burden, and accompany you through every trial you could ... continue reading


I Wish

Image of

By Michael Seagriff

The answers to the problems facing our nation and world will not be solved by any of our political parties or politicians. These issues are spiritual in nature and beyond the ability of mere mortal men and women to rectify. CANASTOTA, NY - Unfortunately, far too ... continue reading


Series: Growing Up Catholic

Image of Growing up Catholic (acnuk).

By Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

Today I have a personal story to share about growing up Catholic. I have many memories of Sundays spent as a young girl going to church and trying hard to keep the Sabbath holy. I'm sure you've heard many half believable stories from your grandparents about how tough ... continue reading


The Law of the Jungle

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

In this next election cycle one thing is clear.  This nation must return to law and order. Law and order are the only safeguards against the law of the jungle. Over the centuries, there was a striving for freedom which culminated in the American Revolution.  ... continue reading


Paving the Way to Vote Your Conscience

Image of

By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CPC

This week, Hillary Clinton picked her VP running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a Jesuit-taught Catholic. Media pundits are touting his strong Pro-life personal views. However, a closer look reveals his political beliefs on vital social issues, such as the death ... continue reading


Laying Aside a Root of Bitterness

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

In spite of the desperate times in which we live, there has been a certain indulgence in bitterness among conservatives. There are those who wanted a "different" candidate to be nominated and rather than looking at the bigger picture, of the threats to liberty, ... continue reading


Ask for the Old Paths

Image of

By Cheryl Jones

There is a thought in modern day society that "newer is better".  To some extent, that is true. Who does not appreciate plumbing, sanitation, refrigeration, modern construction and transportation? And then of course there are electronics. We can instantly ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

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

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
17 My child, be gentle in carrying out your business, and you will be ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11
4 Sing to God, play music to his name, build a road for the Rider of the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 14:1, 7-14
1 Now it happened that on a Sabbath day he had gone to share a meal in ... Read More

Reading 2, Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24
18 What you have come to is nothing known to the senses: not a blazing ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 28th, 2016 Image

St. Augustine of Hippo
August 28: St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers ... Read More