I am blessed.
That’s the message Catholics in the Diocese of Calgary recently shared in an effort to help each other do Christ’s work while simultaneously easing winter’s biting nip.
The message was the theme of what the Diocese called, The Blessed Test. Conceptualized by staff at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, the test was designed to promote a culture of gratitude and giving on days when the secular world seemed hell-bent on consumerism.
The strategic roll-out of the program was blessedly simple. To participate, the Diocese asked people to post a social media photo or video with the message, “I am blessed.” The post had to include a few details about why the person felt blessed, along with a message about how they will bless others with donations, acts of kindness or prayers. To optimize sharing, the campaign adopted the hashtag, #iamblessed.
Written by Joy Gregory for Faithfully
Catholic Pastoral Centre Staff and Guest Writers