God Didn’t Bless Me This Week

God Didn’t Bless Me This Week

From Chicken Soup for the Latter-day Saint Soul

God Didn’t Bless Me This Week

Our youngest son, Jer, was born with a sweet, but sometimes contentious spirit, which first became apparent when he was about eight years old.

One Sunday morning when we were all preparing for church, he announced, “I’m not going to church this week.”

Surprised, I asked, “Why?”

“Because God didn’t bless me this week,” came his matter-of-fact reply.

Knowing the handling of such matters could have a lifelong effect, I immediately appealed to the Spirit for direction and learned the Lord has a quick wit.

As fast as I had the thought, an answer came to me.

“Are you breathing?” I asked.

Perplexed, my son looked at me and slowly answered, “Y-e-s.”

“Then you’ve been blessed,” I announced. “You’re going to church.”

Sherm Fugal

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