I was very impressed by the reading of Tobit over these last few days... much of their greetings and speaking and pleading is done in prayer... it seems to start with "Blessed be God..." I know that Pat and I used the prayer that Tobiah and his wife Sarah shared before they entered the marriage bed in our wedding mass, as well as the Wedding at Canna for our Gospel reading. "Blessed are you. O God of our Fathers, praised be your name for ever and ever. Let the heavens and all your creation praise you forever....It is not good for the man to be alone , let us make him a partner for himself..." It makes me smile as the greeting "Bless-bless" has become like this for me, and really I am saying much the same in much simpler terms!
Lord, I love you and am so glad that you dwell in our domestic Church/family and that we share our faith as a family along with our hard work and love of our farmlife! Life is such a gift and sharing each day with the little ones is a pure blessing to us! "Blessed be God.." I love the way Tobit and his family were so joyful and could see your face and touch in all that befell them... the good and the bad. Jesus, you are my all! Jesus, I trust in you. Bless-bless, Barb and Hallelujah!