Greetings and Blessings

4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith:
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. Titus 1:4

When was the last time you received a greeting like this in the mail or in an email? It’s a blessing combined with a greeting. Of course it was a very common practice when this was first written. We’ve modified and shortened it considerably (“Hello” or “What’s going on?” are favorites) because normally we don’t go right into the body of our text without a greeting of some sort, especially if it’s the first greeting of the day.

But if you’re writing to a Brother or Sister, why not bless them with a short blessing like this. It doesn’t take much time or effort, and the person on the other end will be blessed by you making the comment.

May the grace and peace from God and Christ Jesus our Savior be with you and your family.

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