We create gods and struggle with them, and they bless us.
The majority of us do not enthrone God, we enthrone common sense. We make our decisions and then ask the real God to bless our God's decision.
Let the earth look at me, and bless me, for now I am fecund and sacred, like the palms and the furrows.
Oh, God, give me grace for this day. Not for a lifetime, nor for next week, nor for tomorrow, just for this day. Direct my thoughts and bless them Direct my work and bless it. Direct the things I say and give them blessing, too. Direct and bless everything that I think and speak and do. So that for this one day, just this one day, I have the gift of grace that comes from your presence. . . .
Bless us, divine number, who generated gods and men. Number contains the root and source of eternally flowing creation.
I close with two words, ‘Kill ISIS!’ God bless you all!
But the sun itself, however beneficent, generally, was less kind to Coketown than hard frost, and rarely looked intently into any of its closer regions without engendering more death than life. So does the eye of Heaven itself become an evil eye, when incapable or sordid hands are interposed between it and the thing it looks upon to bless.
I sat, a solitary man, In a crowded London shop, An open book and empty cup On the marble table-top. While on the shop and street I gazed My body of a sudden blazed; And twenty minutes more or less It seemed, so great my happiness, That I was blessed and could bless.
William Butler Yeats
Our adversity is never just for us, but to bless others around us.
O. J. Brigance
Jamie Oliver's books are the best. I love Jamie. Bless him!