22/01/2010

A Franciscan blessing…

May God bless you with a relentless discomfort about easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deeply in your hearts. 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 the 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, the blessing of Jesus our brother and saviour and the blessing of the Holy Spirit, our advocate and guide be with you and remain with you this day and forevermore.
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