Being ‘blessed’ is theologically complicated. That’s what we more or less decided during our recent Sunday school discussion of Drew Hart’s book Trouble I’ve Seen: changing the way the church views racism.
How many of our ‘blessings’ are simply consequences of injustice?
We are indeed blessed, although it’s up to us to better understand what that sentiment does and doesn’t mean for us. This season of gratitude is a good time to reflect on the ‘blessings’ we are truly grateful for. Gratitude can be the posture from which we receive from the Source of Being – from whom all blessings flow — and return the goodness in a way that helps it spread and multiply.