Thought of the Day October 16, 2023 Be a blessing

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“Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself, and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is... life is good when youre happy; but much better when others are happy because of you.” Pope Francis.

We have been blessed in many ways. What are we doing with those blessings? Are they given to us for our enjoyment or given to us so that we can be a blessing to others? Like the man in the Gospel parable, if we bury our blessing for our enjoyment only, we will lose the blessing we have been given. But if we share with another, then our blessing will increase. Such is the paradox of a life in relationship with God. Ask God whom he wishes you to be a blessing today and then give to that person what has been given to you. Like the widow to whom Elijah asked for a loaf of bread, when she had enough oil to feed herself and her child  one last time, her cup of oil never diminished for a whole year. 

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