by Fr Duncan McVicar on 16/07/2012 -
In that place between wakefulness and sleep, sometimes we wonder, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Why did God have to do this to me?’ Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away. Meanwhile, her mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, ‘ Absolutely mum, I love your cakes.’ ‘Here, have some cooking oil,’ her mother offers. ‘Yuck’ says her daughter.. ‘How about a couple of raw eggs?’ ‘No way, mum!’ ‘Would you like some flour then? Or maybe some baking soda?’ ‘Mum, those are all horrible!’ To which the mother replies: ‘Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! ‘ God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful! God is loves you unconditionally. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, but He chose your heart.
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