Sunday, July 26, 2015

The perfect prayer for our broken world

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. 
~Franciscan Blessing

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