Friday, December 19, 2008

A Blessing and a Challenge

I read this on another blog and just loved it.

Franciscan Blessing

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 wars o 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.


More Dorrs said...

Thank you for this -- I needed this today!


Angela said...

Amen!! This is perfect--thank you for sharing.

Ami Carr said...

Hi Brandi,We are in the process of adopting two children from Liberia. I came across your blog several weeks ago. You have encouraged me so much! The first thing I do every day is to see if you have posted a new entry. Thank you for taking the time to post. God is using you! I linked your blog to mine so that others may find it. I hope you don't mind.
Ami---in East TN (Knoxville)