Friday, June 5, 2009

A Blessing

May God bless you with a restless discomfort
about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,
so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression,
and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for
justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer
from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may
reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

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

And the blessing of God the Supreme Majesty and our Creator,
Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word who is our brother and Saviour,
and the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Guide, be with you
and remain with you, this day and forevermore.

Amen.

A Fourfold Franciscan Blessing

2 comments:

Jan said...

Amen, Amen.

Sophia said...

Please pray for our healing prayer team meeting tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Good folks but there has been intermittent conflict and frustration and there is likely to be more tomorrow, so I am not even in the mood to go....But without clear guidance not to I am going and praying it will be constructive and as painless as possible.