Thursday, November 20, 2014

Here's a little Latin for you

Benedictus Deus in omnibus donis sues!

"Blessed be God in all His gifts."

This is a prayer a pastor prays at the beginning of his day.  And it's very appropriate.

According to Martin Luther's explanation of the First Article of the Creed God blesses us with gifts abundantly.

God has given us life.  God gives us all the stuff with which we need to live.  God gives us a multitude of relationships.  He meets our needs.  He gives us protection from the evil one.

And, according to Luther, "All this (God) does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me.  For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him.  This is most certainly true."

Blessed be God in all His gifts!