Blessed Are You

episode 29

Lectionary Reading:

Luke 6:17-26

Reflection:

Blessed are you, wherever you are; whoever you are; whatever weight you are carrying; whatever road you are walking. Blessed are you, for the highest Truth and Hope is conspiring with you, even when the systems and people around you are not. Blessed are you, for the Universe seeks your wellbeing, your thriving, even when the suffering and pain and injustice reach your neck and threaten your breathing, your living. Blessed are you, for the Kingdom, the movement of Peace and Joy and Goodness want to be realized today, even as the evil and destruction fight it. Blessed are you, for the work of God is not meant to be a far off reward, but a present-day realization. 

Blessed are you, for it it says throughout the Scriptures: “the Kingdom of God is near; is at hand; is Christ in you”, love in you, truth in you, joy in you, peace in you. Blessed are you, for the work of all Good things is in your favor, even as pain and suffering abounds; you are not alone; you are not broken beyond repair; you are reclaimed and reclaiming; you are resurrected and resurrecting; you are never alone. Blessed are you, for the Lord is with you, the Creator is with you, even when the systems and injustice and suffering are not.

Blessed are you.

Go in peace.

Lauren Ileana Sotolongo

Co-Executive Director, Brave Commons