When we enjoy good health, a profitable job, or a loving family, we say God has blessed us. Does this mean God is only on the side of the successful? Can’t these “successes” simply be the result of hard work or being born rich?
What about those who work vigorously with few results? How about the poor in health, or families less than “Ozzie and Harriet” perfect? Does God not bless them too?
Of course, the answer is simple. God creates the rich and the poor, those in good health and those in pain.
God loves all equally, and promises all the same reward. His only request is that we love him in return.
Once God calls, He never abandons. Our gracious God continuously pours his blessings on our lives. St. Francis de Sales believed this when he wrote:
“Never does our God leave us save to hold us better; never does He let go of us save to keep us better; never does He wrestle with us, save to give Himself up to us and bless us.”
A Reading from Ephesians 1:3
"Blessed be the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love."