The creation of the “Little Blessings” came from a personal desire to learn more about these wonderful inspirational people who dedicated their lives to living the words of Jesus Christ. After reading of their plights as Christians, being inspired by their stories and a having desire to learn more about them, I found a way to share their stories with our troubled world.
In this day and age I believe there is less and less attention given to the Saints. After all there are many who believe that in some way by venerating a Saints you are giving them more credit than God, or in some ways worshiping them instead of God. This mindset is absolutely false and a misconception about Saint veneration. It’s not a worship of the Saint. Anyone who understands the Christian way of prayer knows that God and Jesus are always central to Catholic and Christian belief.
For example; it’s like admiring a sports hero for their accomplishments, but in the case of a Saint they lived their lives for the love of God and the Glory of Jesus Christ, living spiritually righteous lives. Therefore they have earned a special place in Heaven by their deeds and their sacrifices. Their only desire was to glorify God, so they have earned an honorable connection to the mercy of God; therefore calling on them for assistance with your prayer is acceptable. I refer to this as having “Friends in High places”.
Many Catholics and Christians already have their favorite Saint, maybe you have been named after a Saint, or maybe you have taken a Saints name when you made your confirmation and you have, or haven’t already read about their life. Maybe you have a special need you have been praying for and have asked a Saint to intervene by asking for mercy at the throne of God on your behalf.
It is my desire to bring you a yearning to learn more about these wonderful people, their way of life, their desire to love God and His Son Jesus Christ and how they showed this in their everyday lives.
Jesus said: in the Gospel of Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
In many of these cases, these extraordinary people were martyred for their beliefs. I realized in this modern world it is very important to pay attention to what is happening in the world around us. Many Christians are still persecuted for Christ. There are still places and cultures that practice persecution of religious beliefs, especially against Christians. Some cultures today even find it acceptable to murder their own children if they convert to Christianity.
Jesus said: in the Gospel of Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Glory to God!