Dear brothers and sisters,
Most of people
like joy and don’t like stress,
like health and don’t like disease,
like love coming and don’t like love going,
like strong team and don’t like weak team,
like good relationship and don’t like unpleasant relationship,
like normal life and don’t like Covid life…
Perhaps most of people think that good things are luck and the person receiving good things is blessed; and bad things are bad luck and the person receiving bad things is not blessed.
Everything God created is good (1 Timothy 4:4). And all things are equal before God for all things are made through God (John 1:3). Therefore, good thing is good, and bad thing is also good. Moreover, bad thing and good thing are equal before God.
So the person meeting bad things is blessed, because bad things are gifts from God. Jesus says in Beatitudes (True Happiness): Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4).
Those who mourn are blessed because God comes, comforts and stays with them.
If you are the person who mourn, you are blessed. Your blessing is True Happiness.
God is always with us. However, when we are happy, we party, dance, celebrate…, we don’t know God, therefore we can’t hear him. When we’re in pain and suffering, we mourn, we are often alone in a dark corner of the house and listen to the pain gnaw at our hearts, that’s the time we can hear God’s whispers. God talks to us in whispers.
Suffering is often the door opening to the deepest part of our heart – the spiritual door opening to the heart of Jesus and Buddha.
So when bad thing comes to you, accept it. Everything coming to you is good, for everything coming from God. God giving you bad thing means God giving you the way to God’s heart. Receive bad thing with thanksgiving and come to God.
Let God wipe your tears. Let God open your eyes. Let God show you how bright the world you live in is. You are blessed and your blessing is True Happiness.
Have a nice day.
Phạm Thu Hương