Thursday, July 30, 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 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.

AmenAmenAmen

Kelly

2 comments:

~love said...

found you through katie's blog. i was at the concert, too. =)
looking forward to following your journey. blessings

Jake Stum said...

Amen Indeed. We are so excited for you guys!