NLC tenor, Tony Spain, shared this devotion with the choir prior to rehearsal on October 20, 2015. The title of this year's All Saints concert is "Blessed Are They."
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be “Blessed.” I think it was brought on by my recoiling anytime someone on Facebook ended a post with #blessed.
“New promotion at work! #Blessed”
“Look at these pictures of our brand new house! #Blessed”
“Look at this cute thing my happy, healthy, well-provided-for kids did! #Blessed”
The new "blessed" language seems at odds to the beatitudes. Blessed are the poor, the meek, and those who mourn. The persecuted and the defamed? So which is it?