A Franciscan Benediction

 

May God bless you with 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 pain, rejection, hunger, and war

So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and

To turn their pain into joy

 

May God bless you with foolishness

To believe that you can make a difference in the world

So that you can do what others claim cannot be done

To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor

 

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One response to “A Franciscan Benediction

  1. Thank you, Drew.

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