God Bless You With Discomfort

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A friend forwarded me these words from Michael Hyatt’s blog today, originating from 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 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.

Would you pray such a prayer?

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  • Brian Brody

    God Bless you for Posting this, I couldn't have said it any better than this.

    • jferwerd

      Amen, it is a powerful little prayer!

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