In our prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary, we emphasize using the word "Blessed" in the first part of the prayer, in honoring her position in how she served our Lord Jesus, in her closeness from that relation, in her goodness from that relation.
Blessed is something in contemporary culture tend to define as being put above, or to be of comforting worldly circumstances, but that is a shallow and entitled viewpoint to take, even unfair, because we play by God's rules in His universe, and not our own, created being's, rules.
What, in contrast, can be taken from the use of the word in the prayer, is that we are blessed when we are close to God, and we are closest to Him when we serve Him with complete confidence in His goodness (faith).
In the following blog posts I intend to take a moment to reflect on earlier things I have written, and attempt to put them into the perspective of my growth that has happened over the course of my writing this book.
Donald R. Anderson. Aspiring writer. Amateur philosopher and amateur writer of Apologetics (i.e., the Catholic reasonings). Faith-driven kindred spirit.