June 25th, 2005
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“It’s okay to pray for something little, Jeffy.
Everything’s little to God.”
As I was thinking about the miracles in today’s readings,
I stumbled across this Family Circus cartoon in the comics. It hit
me that little Jeffy, Abraham, the centurion and St. Peter were
all doing the same thing – trusting God to intervene in their
Although the Biblical miracles seem important, like Jeffy’s
prayers, they are “little to God.” This puts things
If we learned to pray when we were Jeffy’s age, prayer is
almost hard-wired into our brains. We instinctively ask God’s
help for the people we love and whatever we’re doing. Most
of what we pray about is daily trivia but that’s okay. Even
the greatest events in human history must seem trivial in God’s
So we will continue our daily conversations with God about the big
and small things in our lives. We trust that we aren’t just
talking to ourselves, hoping that our prayers will be answered in
some form, if not what we seek.
Such faith and trust is the basis for the big miracles that most
of us will never experience. We can content ourselves with the small
miracles of every day life if we’re alert enough to perceive
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