1 Kings 17:1-6 / Matthew 5:1-12
What we read in the gospel is what is often called the "Beatitudes".
Beatitudes means blessings, and indeed, for those who receive blessings, they are truly happy.
But when we read deeper about who are those who receive blessings, then we might be rather surprised.
Those who are poor in spirit, those who are gentle, those who mourn, those who hunger and thirst for what is right, those who are merciful, those who are pure in heart, those who are peacemakers and then those who are persecuted in the cause of right, they are the ones who will receive blessings from God.
This truly goes against the worldly values of power and might, fame and fortune, status and superiority.
But God gives His abundant blessings on those who do His will and walk in His ways.
In the 1st reading, the prophet Elijah proclaimed a message from God and declared a drought for three years.
But God took care of His prophet and provided for his needs of sustenance.
Yes, God will take care of us when we do His will and walk in His ways.
To do God's will and walk in God's ways is indeed a blessing