Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blessed Are You

Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says:

“‘“You will indeed hear but never understand,

and you will indeed see but never perceive.”

For this people's heart has grown dull,

and with their ears they can barely hear,

and their eyes they have closed,

lest they should see with their eyes

and hear with their ears

and understand with their heart

and turn, and I would heal them.’

But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Matthew 13:10-17

Blessed Are You

Some days the work load is great
and life's busy trials tug hard
you are bent with care loved ones
blessed are you.

Some days the darkness falls too soon
and the trees on your path lean in
all of your hope seem to fade
and blessed are you.

The days of weeping on your bed
fear and waiting your only companions
God is not far off although it seems so
and blessed are you.

The days when the laundry is piled high
and the little needy voices are loudest
and there is no time to think or shower
blessed are you.

When the body is bent with age and pain
life has become too unchanging, too quiet
when there seems no more joy in these times
blessed are you.

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