[caption id="attachment_263" align="aligncenter" width="536" caption="GOD Bless Us With Discomfort"][/caption] 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!]]>
Please may I use the image above (God bless us with discomfort) in a free Advent resource I’m writing for Christians in the Diocese of Norwich, England? I would be so grateful if you would let me know asap and also how you would like me to acknowledge it. It will accompany the Franciscan blessing. Many thanks Susanna Gunner
Hi Susanna, Yes you may. Also, feel free to use more images from the blogazine at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiselywoven/sets/72157622902020049/. Please just credit: Jason Fowler at SustainableTraditions.com. Thanks!