Stuff Happens


It was one of those days for Herman. You know the kind of day we’re talking about — we’ve all had them.

It’s not that it was a bad day, but nothing seemed to go the way Herman had planned. Stuff just seemed to happen all day long. Now it was time for bed, and Herman was glad the day was about over.

Maybe tomorrow would be a better day.


In the Bible, the Apostle St. Paul tells the Philippians not to be anxious when things don’t go as expected. Your strategy should start with prayer. Of course, prayer is a two-way conversation — so prepare yourself to talk and listen.

Specifically, Paul says to do two things with your prayers (Phil 4:6-7). First, ask God for what you need and want. He’s a good God who really does love you, and you might just be surprised at His response to your prayers.

The second thing is to thank God. Thank Him for your life. Thank Him for your family and friends, your health, your job, and just about anything else in life that’s important to you. Maybe even thank Him for how He’s about to respond to your prayers now.

And then, expect to experience peace. God wants to give you His peace and His blessing.


Herman did that. He prayed. He asked God for some things too. Nothing changed the day that had just passed, but Herman found that he was at peace. He really was.

Herman was able to get a good night’s sleep. Long ago, the little mouse learned that a good night’s sleep was today’s contribution to a good tomorrow. And the little mouse was thankful for that.


Think about what you just heard. Based on what you know about your life, what should you start, stop, or change doing in your life? Don’t overlook the little things — they can make a big difference.

That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ.

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