This isn’t a post about how blessed I am… honestly it’s a bit of a rant about other people announcing that they are so blessed…

I am more than agreeable that children are a blessing… I am really a fan of being grateful and giving thanks…

But my heart drops a bit and I feel my throat get tight when I read Facebook statuses like: “I am so blessed… Thank you God for my new boat.”

And it’s hard for me to think that God “provided” FB friend with a new boat because FB friend is somehow “endowed with divine favour and protection.” (Google Dictionary)While a mother is grieving the loss of her infant… while a father is struggling to figure out how to put food on his table…  God is waving his magic wand and handing out boats to his “favorites”…

I hope not… and I hope I am not fooled into thinking that the things I have are intended for me… that somehow I am accumulating treasure for the purpose of showing off God’s divine favour over me… and I pray that I don’t commit an even bigger offense than burying my talents… by flaunting them on the computer screens of my fellow social networkers.
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