Friday 15 May

Our music choice today is a Blessing sung by children from around the UK and beyond. 

The American theologian and priest Barbara Brown Taylor writes:

“I think that the best way to discover what pronouncing blessings is all about is to pronounce a few. The practice itself will teach you what you need to know.”

You don’t have to be authorised or a special sort of person to bless others. You really don’t. During this period I’ve been taking part in a poetry course via Zoom. What it has shown me is that writing poetry is rooted in developing awareness of people and things around you. The same with blessing. Take time to look and listen. Taylor suggests that we start “throwing blessings around” and really seeing what happens.  We will start to see life, other people and the world around us in a new and fresh way, 

That we are able to bless one another at all is evidence that we have been blessed, whether we can remember when or not. That we are willing to bless one another is miracle enough to stagger the very stars.”

So bless and be blessed …