Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Franciscan Benediction

I stole this from my friend Jason, who stole it from his church.

May God bless you wtih Discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,
So that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with Anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with Tears
To shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain to joy.

And may God bless you with enough Foolishness
To believe that you can make a difference in the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

(I'm working on another post right now, but it's taking me a long time to get it together.)

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