Monday, November 12, 2012


Bro John Anthony  
When a blessing is spoken, those words channel a power that cannot be changed or reversed. A blessing once spoken is irrevocable.

-Br. Curtis Almquist

Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Since I sometimes sign off with blessings in email messages, I'm pleased to know that the blessing is forever.  And no - one does not have to be clergy to bestow a blessing.


  1. Children light up when I show them how to do a Christian blessing, and then ask them to give me one --and then when I stand at the altar with them and put my hands on the bread and cup, they already know what I'm doing....

    --and, Grandmere, keep those blessings coming!

    1. Lovely, margaret. A blessing from a child is special gift.

  2. "May the Lord bless you and keep you (all of you). May the Lord cause his countenance to shine upon you and give you peace."

    1. Bonnie, thank you. I use the priestly blessing, too, and I ask leave of no one.

  3. "I'm pleased to know that the blessing is forever."

    Even moreso than a diamond. 0;-)

  4. Hmm, Grandma, do you do curses as well? Grannies usually can, at least my granny could. All she had to say was "No good will come of that!" and we'd all be worried.

    And I've just thought of poor old Romney; did for him, didn't you! Regards, Charley Farns-Barns.


Anonymous commenters, please sign a name, any name, to distinguish one anonymous commenter from another. Thank you.