I was blessed by SwissMiss over at St. Monica's Kneeler, and as with any blessing its effectiveness is directly proportional to how well it is passed on. (BTW Swiss, I've been told that the Carmelite way to say Thank-you is to say God reward you with the unspoken, facetious, tongue-in cheek extension as only He can! with all the possible meanings of it intended! ;-) )
Her original posting follows:
I hope that it becomes a means of blessing that you will enjoy bestowing upon others. My hope is that this becomes like the traditional tag game we all play on our blogs from time to time, except that the recipient can only tag three people and that the purpose of this exercise is to see how far this can go and how many people we can bless in the blogsphere.In other words, rather than being a me me me meme, it’s actually all about someone else, which I suspect for most of us, will make a refreshing change.It’d be great if we could stretch it all around the world, it would be like joining hands around the earth’s circumference, only electronically!But hey, that may be a little ambitious!It’s going to be a slow game.And that’s okay. If all it encourages us to do is to spend five minutes in prayer for someone else and to brighten their day by letting them know that they touch our hearts and minds and souls, then isn’t it worth it even if it only reaches the end of the next bus stop? I reckon so.So how does it work? While it is my wish to bless all who read this blog, for the purposes of starting this little endeavour it is necessary that I ‘bless’ 3 blogfriends, who may in turn ‘bless’ 3 blogfriends.Let’s use a simple format, and let’s make it even simpler by suggesting that the recipient simply copies and pastes the following section when they become the recipient of a bloggin blessing themselves, as
follows…+++The idea… it’s a game of tag with a difference, rather than looking inwardly, we look outside ourselves and bless, praise and pray for one blog friend. By participating in this endeavour we not only make the recipient of the blessing feel valued and appreciated, but we are having some fun too. We’re going to see how far the bloggin’ blessings can travel around the world and how many people can be blessed! Recipients of a bloggin’ blessing may upload the above image to their sidebar if they choose to. If you receive a bloggin’ blessin’ please leave a comment on this thread here so that we can rejoice in just how many blessings have been sent around the world!May God bless:Puff the Magic Dragon, for being the 1st to put me on a blogroll (thank God she spared me the onions!)Dawn Eden, for being a blogger who, like me, tries to prove that the pun is mightier than the swordStephanie, who is proof positive that God is a dog lover!A Prayer for Puff, Dawn, & Steph:May the Blessing of Almighty God;the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;descend upon you and remain with you forever.Amen.+++and that’s it, nearly…So, all these three have have to do is to:
- Bless 3 blog buddies each.
- Include the ‘God Bless you’ image in their post.
- Explain briefly why they are blessing the people they are blessing.
- Pray/include in the post the prayer for the recipients of the blessing.
- Sounds a bit confusing, I know. But it could be fun, we’ll soon see!Thanks for playing along!The larger ‘God Bless you’ image can also be sent as an E-Card from Deb's Credo Christian E-Cards website.God Bless you!