What’s in a Blessing? And What Difference Does It Make When People Sneeze? 11

A while back, a fellow blogger asked the following question in a comment on my post, “Blessed Are the Merciful, They Will Be Shown Mercy.

I have pondered the words bless, blessed, and blessing three words we, myself included, use a lot. I decided I do not know the real meaning of them. So I got out the dictionaries and still cannot come up with an understanding for the way we us these words. Can you please help me make a clear meaning of these three words?

Great question!

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