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Irony (350/365 Y2)

The character written on the ceramic jug means "blessing" or "blessed." This was taken just after tomb sweeping day this past April. The irony of the the character in that environment really struck me. 福 is a very important character in Chinese culture. Yet so few of them understand how to indeed be blessed.

 

From Matthew 5:

 

3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

 

5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

 

6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

 

7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

 

8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

 

9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

 

10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

 

12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

 

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Taken on April 5, 2011