For my latest column in the Christian Courier, I prepared a list of sayings in relation to the theme of #blessed, which was also the theme of this particular issue of the paper.
Let others declare your blessedness, and let uncertain silence be your response.
A song of blessing can only be sung in a minor key.
Blessing is rarely known in the moment; it must reveal itself through the pressures of time and the struggles of life.
A blessing that does not become a blessing of God is no blessing.
It is often more faithful to see your blessedness as an accident of the universe than an act of God.
If being #blessed is about you, you’re doing it wrong.
The thrift store is a more likely site of blessing than Aritzia.
Resentment of another’s blessedness is no blessing.
There is a necessary correlation between a blessing and a smile.
There is a necessary correlation between a blessing and tears.
“Grateful” is a better word than “blessed,” and gratitude is better expressed through living than speaking.
Look past your own blessed life to the life of your neighbour.
Every blessing either leads from the cross of Christ or to his cross.
Interrupt your own blessedness to show love and kindness.
Blessed are those who give generously to the poor then forget their own generosity.
Your body is blessed, even if you feel those rolls, or see those blemishes, or hate that nose.
The time of your life – its hours of joy, its moments of struggle – is your first blessing.
It is not a blessing to live your best life; it is a blessing to give your best in love.
Glitter is not a blessing! But little boys and girls who love it are.
You can only be blessed with others.
“Blessed” and “Loved” live constantly in each other’s orbits.
To be a blessing to another is to live in gratitude for her life.
There is blessing in correction, in the beautiful realization that you were wrong.
Jesus proclaims both blessings and woes, but even his blessings are often received as woes.
It is more blessed to give than to receive, but not when you’re giving someone grief.
If you want to bless another, you must disappear in the process. #kierkegaard
A blessing declared on Instagram generates a miniature black hole somewhere in the universe.
A blessing from God generates uncertainty, bewilderment and gratitude, in equal measure
Contentment, happiness, satisfaction, wonder and appreciation sometimes lead to blessing.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away; #blessed be the name of the Lord.