What are you Doing for God today?
By Rita Davidson
As I sit here coming back from a week of being sick, I was reminded by this question. What are you Doing for God today? My head is still ‘slow’, and my cough still lingering, but trying to pick up my life, where it left off.
If you are like me, you find yourself waking up each day, and going through a routine. A routine you have gotten pretty used too.
Laundry, homeschooling, kids.
Homeschooling, meals, and dishes.
And on it goes.
When sickness hits your house, it takes out the routine and we go into bandaid-mode. Works of Mercy, I think they call it. J
Bringing water and Kleenex.
Taking away ‘pails’ and bringing fresh smiles.
Wiping a forehead and calming a tear.
Taking temperatures you realize your temperature is up too, and realize it’s only a matter of time before your down for the count too.
You look ahead and plan whatever you can to be sure it’s done ahead so you can do a bit less when it hits you full force too.
Your mumbled prayers all while you were tending the children, went up regularly. Like a conversation, you conversed with your Savior asking Him, telling Him. Now that the fever and headache has hit that conversation has ended. No more does He hear your sweet voice and thoughts going up to Him.
Your mind is too taken up with the pain in your head and your joints and you can’t think of much else. But, have you forgotten your God?
He is there in the pain. He comforts you in the fever. He watches you while you cough. It is here now that He lifts you up. It is here now that He reaches out to you so that your sickness becomes like a sweet song to Him. It is now that he takes your sickness and makes up for it with His own song.
It only in suffering that we learn this song. It is only in suffering that God can teach us lessons that no book can teach us. It is only in suffering that we will discover the sweet mystery in suffering that we recoil too much from.
Ask God for the grace to embrace your cross today. This is what you can do for God today. Will you?
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Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. Mark is her ever patient husband. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through