GOD Bless Us With Discomfort

GOD Bless Us With Discomfort

A catholic friend of mine shared this Franciscan blessing with us recently:

May GOD bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships, so that we may live deep within our hearts.

May GOD bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for justice and peace.

May GOD bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

May GOD bless us with enough foolishness to believe we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done.

And may the blessing of GOD, Who creates, redeems, and sanctifies, be upon you and all you love and pray for this day and forevermore.

I say: Yes!! Let It Be!

J. Fowler

J. Fowler is the website editor and co-founder, along with his wife Pamela, of the Sustainable Traditions project. The Fowlers live with their seven children on a farm near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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