Franciscan Benediction

angry womanCall us contrarian, but we'd like you to check out this prayer for discomfort and anger during the season of comfort and joy! After reading it, please watch this story about a courageous young woman who reached out for Christian love. Who do you know who could use a family this Christmas? If you can't think of anyone, why not call your local mission or Covenant House to ask?

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
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
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.
Amen.

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1 Response

  1. Clarence Vos says:

    Great for reflection and New Year's resoolutions

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