Gene Edwards, in the book “A Tale of Three Kings” (quoted in the linked story from CNN)
I was asked to give a reflection at the annual meeting (Chapter) of my order, on one of the three parts of the Dominican motto. The motto is laudare, benedicere, praedicare, and I got the middle word: to bless. A bit of scripture came immediately to my mind, when God asked Abraham to set off into the wilderness, promising him that not only would Abraham be blessed by God, but that Abraham would bring God’s blessing to the entire world.
My reflection was about vulnerability, the same kind of vulnerability that the Reverend Mister Edwards describes here. You see, the only way blessing can be brought into the world is by becoming vulnerable. It is through our vulnerability — our willingness to let the world hurt us — that God blesses us, and God blesses others through us.
Undercover Nun needs this book. My amazon wishlist just grew larger by one.
That's Not A Word
- Sharayah: So when you hear the clarinets crescendo, come in with your tuning note. Clarinets, that means your crescendo has to be audible.
- Clarinet Student: What's audible?
- Sharayah: Hearable.
- Clarinet Student: That's not a word.
- Sharayah: That's why I said audible.