The Word Among Us

October 2005 Issue

Bless and Do Not Curse

The Spiritual Truths behind Romans 12:14.

Every time we celebrate Mass, we are invited to offer each other a sign of peace. It's a perfect opportunity to communicate our desire that everyone around us will know the peace of Jesus—the peace of his love, of his salvation, and of his mercy. Many families have the tradition of praying before meals, asking God to bless them, to bless the food, and to bless their time together.

How many of us, when someone does something to help us, respond by saying, "God bless you"? These examples are all ways that we ask...

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