January 18, 2015. I have a nagging discomfort with the word “blessed” and how its use has proliferated the past days. Others are unblessed?

And I pose this as a genuine question. I mean, the way we use “blessed” (ex. ‘I’ve been blessed with a good family, good education, with happiness, I’ve been blessed by the Pope, etc.’) like it was some special advantage from God. Eh ‘we are God’s children’ right? Maybe we shouldn’t call blessings things which everyone deserves. We make it sound like God plays favorites among us.

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