Reading in Luke chapter 6, verses 20-26, Jesus outlines what what is a blessing to us and what is a woe. He tells us we are blessed when we are poor, hungry, weeping, hated and rejected for his sake; and woe to us when we are rich, well fed, laughing and spoken well of by men. This totally contradicts what we would usually think, but how often do the things we think of as blessings actually distract us from our relationship with God. Our Heavenly Father has more in store for us than we could possibly imagine. In this life, we are blessed when we live a life fully dependent on him.