We are blessed indeed

Dear Editor

I don't know the year this homily was written, but in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, it seems more relevant than ever. Those of us living in Saskatchewan, on a farm or in a small town like Rabbit Lake, are even more blessed.

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I too would like to thank every health-care worker and others who go to work every day to keep us healthy and supplied with daily needs.

Abraham Lincoln is to have said, "There are times when the only place to go is on our knees in prayer." I believe that time is now since I think only God can help us through this crisis.

By Charles Partridge

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 per cent of this world.

If you have money in the bank and your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace, then you are among the top eight per cent of the world's wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death, you are more blessed than three million people in the world.

If your parents are still alive and still married, you are rare.

If you can hold up your head with a smile on your face and be truly thankful, you are blessed, because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer a healing touch.

If you can read this message, you are more blessed the more than two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

Cornie Martens

Rabbit Lake

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