27 May '16, 2pm

Are we "blessed" or "lucky"?

It’s sort of an unspoken rule that good Christians refrain from using the word “luck” when describing happy circumstances. By far the more spiritual word is “blessed,” for it connotes divine intervention by God as opposed to mere chance. So when you reflect on ten years of happy marriage, you are supposed to say that you are “blessed” to have a loving and supportive spouse. When you eat a particularly delicious homemade meal, you are supposed to say that you are “blessed” to have more than enough food to eat, especially when so many around the world suffer from hunger. When your church successfully raises enough money to build a new facility, you are supposed to say that God “blessed” the congregation with a fruitful capital campaign. When you arrive at the Krispy Kreme just in time to eat the last hot doughnut, you exclaim, “Aren’t I luck…I mean, blessed…to have arrived j...

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