Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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 from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

And 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.

Photo compliments of Tom Davis, Children's HopeChest, taken in Swaziland in January 2009.


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Elysa said...

Yeah...as I was posting this I thought about my sweet Claudia Mair FRANCIS Burney. ;)