Listening closely, we can hear how similar they sound, the words blessing and blood. Blessing, rightly understood, is the invisible bloodstream pulsating through the universe — alive and life-giving. “Just to live is holy, ” says the great Jewish sage Abraham Joshua Heschel. “Just to be is a blessing.” ~ Br. David Steindl-Rast
This gift book of personal blessings from Brother David, known for his pioneering work in interfaith dialogue, marks the first time a member of the Benedictine Order of Catholic monks has crafted a series of prayers for the general reader – whether people of faith, agnostics, or uncertain. Blessings are life-giving only as long as we pass them on, so this book is meant to be shared with friends, family, coworkers, strangers, and anyone in need of a few words of inspiration and guidance.
“May this patchwork quilt of blessings help to sharpen your taste for the gift of life in its innumerable facets,” Br. David writes. “May you grow ever more blessed, ever more able to bless.”