Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Here's to spreading blessings....

Why are we here?

Ahhhhhhh, the "BIG" question that everyone, at some point in their lives, ponders. I felt that today's quote made me think about what our ultimate purpose might be....

David Steindl-Rast says,

"The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessing."

David Steindl-Rast
A Listening Heart

How do we TOUCH others?
Are our heart-hands gentle, kind, loving? When we hold the hand of an innocent child, what blessing do we give them? Security, love, direction? And what blessing do they give us in return? Their trust, laughter, unconditional love? This analogy works so well for me right now as I have sweet memories of spending time with three little souls, Maddy, Alex and Jack. Wow, talk about high-wattage love flowing back towards us through them!

And so, i think that if you substitute the world love for blessing in Steindl-Rast's quote, it would help make my analogy even clearer.

Another quote from the Book of John reads,
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

And so, why not look for opportunities today to bless someone you meet? Go and give away that special blessing you have to share.

GO!!! Spread the love!

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