A Franciscan Benediction

10/23/22 at 07:00 AM by Cordt Kassner

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 from pain, rejection, starvation, and war-
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world-
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done.


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