Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bless Him

It is not unusual to use the words “bless” and “blessing” with some degree of frequency. Most of the time, we actually mean it.

“Blessed” and “blessing” are spiritual words. The world may try to hijack those words, but they really have no idea of what they are. That is because true blessings are something that only the child of God can truly experience.

Now if we look at Jesus' ministry we notics that He began and concluded His earthly ministry blessing people.

The two downhearted disciples on the road to Emmaus, He blessed them.
The children came to Him, He took them in His arms and blessed them.
He lifted His hands and blessed them and ascended into heaven.
In a nutshell, Jesus loved to bless people.

So, what does it mean to be blessed?

The word “blessed” can also be translated as “blissful and happy.”
So, what does that mean to us?

God wants us to be blessed and happy
This blessedness or true happiness is independent of circumstances.
This happiness is independent of what is happening to you.
Things may be going well for you. Then that’s great, you are blessed.
But when things are not going well at all, you are still blessed.

As Paul said, “I have found in whatever state I’m in to be content.”

So God bless you!
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Pray for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

"Mary’s rank is that of Mother of God. If there is no one above the Mother of God but God himself, the worship we render to Mary must so far surpass every other worship as the dignity of Mother of God surpasses all others; it is inferior but to that due to God alone."
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade