Praying for Discomfort

6.9.10

"May God bless you with discomfort
at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships,
so that you may live deep within your heart.
Amen.

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

May God bless you with tears
to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation & war,
so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

And the Blessing of God, who Creates, Redeems and Sanctifies,
be upon you and all you love and pray for this day, and forever more.
Amen."


A traditional Franciscan blessing.

..Just because this has resonated with me, of late.

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