May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that you may live deeply and know your own heart.
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,
So that you may work for justice, freedom, peace, and kindness to all God’s children.
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and hate,
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 the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done
May God bless you with Joy
as you Bring Joy to the World.
– A modified FRANCISCAN BENEDICTION