To BLESS is the act of honoring the divine in the other. Sometimes it is as simple as yielding our place in line to someone at the grocery store. Other times it takes a more sacramental approach. When blessing others, in the everyday or in the sacramental, the blessing is sacrificial and unconditional. During trying times, we must not lose sight of what it means to give ourselves a blessing. When blessing ourselves we practice self-compassion and self-forgiveness, and we find the imago dei within our own identity. For this is what fills the cups that we use to bless others.
Being a blessing to others: kindergarten teachers to the rescue! When the call comes to provide some entertainment on the spur of the moment – for the international audience of bishops and VIP guests on the evening of Bishop Chang’s consecration – then here comes our really wonderful Hannah (wife of Bishop Lennon Y. R. Chang and a former kindergarten teacher) leading all the men in singing a children’s action song, February 22, 2020. 💃🕺 Believe me, kindergarten teachers are just so worth their weight in gold!