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12 In Genesis 32:1, Laban blesses his sons (presumably grandsons) and daughters, the only instance of undefined blessings between humans prior to Genesis 47:7.
Then after Noah is blessed with progeny (9:1) he blesses God, the first use of b-r-kh by a human (9:26), and the most profoundly positive utterance he can imagine.
Cardinal Mahony blesses the animals with holy water, above.
2) Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles, blesses palm fronds at a Burbank church to open Holy Week celebration.
Photo: (1--color) Cardinal Roger Mahony blesses one of the horses used by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Saturday.
Hundreds flock to her daily to lay their heads upon her lap or shoulder and hear her soothingly chant ``amamamama'' as she blesses them.
Julia Christian, right, blesses Judy and Bob Daggs' canine pals Skip, Mousse and Frank at St.
Photo: (1--Color) Bishop Thomas Curry blesses the ground where the new and enlarged sanctuary of St.
And it helped us remember that we are always sons and daughters of Mother Church, who blesses us with drops from her fingertips lest we forget whose children we are.
Jesus reverses roles, as God did with Abraham, becomes their host, and blesses the two disciples by his presence in word and action.
However, just as the story of Abraham's hospitality to strangers revealed that the stranger was God (who blesses the host), so also two classical references in the New Testament emphasize the critically important point that hospitality to strangers is hospitality to Jesus, who also blesses the encounters.
Norm Supancheck, a chaplain at Bishop Alemany High School, blesses the cars and their passengers.
In Christ, God the Father "with every spiritual blessing" blesses Christians (Eph.
HOLY DAY HOME: The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, officially blesses the Llandaff Breakaway Caravan at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl