MAKARIUOS!   And, yes that word HAS to be capitalized.  It is a fantastic word.  Jesus uses it specifically in Matthew, when expressing Kingdom stuff while preaching on the Mount.  “Blessed are … the poor in spirit.. those who mourn … the meek … those who hunger … the merciful … pure in heart .. the peacemakers … those who are persecuted…”

Blessed, makarious, happy is the man … well off, the state of being marked by the fullness of God.  

EVEN in the ‘stuff’ of life, God is there.  In the difficult moments of creating peace in chaos, God is there.  While the depths of our heart hurts, God is there.  Offering kindness, love and compassion to another, God is there.

Makarious, living in the face and favor of God.

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