How To Bless God Even When You Feel Like You’re Stuck In a Pigsty
By Whitney Rice
This sermon is part of a seven-week preaching series on the Way of Love during Lent, Year C and focuses on the gospel lesson for Lent 3. This week’s practice is BLESS
Our practice of blessing comes at a key point in our journey through the Way
of Love. As we build our Rule of Life, we ask to be conformed to the Mind of
Christ, so that we might be ever more able to live faithfully as the Body of Christ.
And part of that process is taking on some of the characteristics of God—as lofty
and intimidating as that might sound at first! We usually think of asking God to
bless us. But in the Way of Love, God is asking us to bless the world. And all of
our spiritual practices make us ready to say yes to that calling.
Many of us might feel pretty inadequate to take on something as big as
blessing the world. In that, we hav