May God bless you with discomfort

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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 turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with enough 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.

Amen

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4 thoughts on “May God bless you with discomfort

    • It resonates with so much in the world today. I was recently in Greece, volunteering in a refugee camp, and wanted to post this blessing here before I write about the experience there.

  1. Pingback: Experience from the refugee camp in Greece – unedited diary | ivaberanek

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