The word bless typically means to be happy, to be fortunate – or lucky; to have things go our way. The word bless is directly from the Bible – it’s our word! Contrary to what most people think, blessing is not arbitrary. It’s not like winning the lottery or hitting the right IPO. It’s a path that God has chosen to honour – to pour the goodness of Heaven into. The word curse is also a biblical word. There is a path in life that falls under what the Bible describes as the wrath of God. ‘Wrath’ isn’t God pulling a temper-tantrum in Heaven; it’s a path that God has determined by virtue of Who He is – to oppose. To follow that path is to live an unblessed life. To just put it as clearly and bluntly as possible, selfishness, greed and the love of money are part of the unblessed path; kindness and generosity are part of the blessed path. One of the most important things anyone can do is figure out which path they’re on!