Sunday, November 25, 2012

21st Century Franciscan Blessing. ..

I used this blessing in my sermon this morning and received so many comments about it, plus requests for it that I decided to share it more widely here.

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths,
and superficial relationships, so that you may live from 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 into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you
can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what
others claim cannot be done.

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