a 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 make 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 turn your hand to comfort them 
and turn their pain to joy, and
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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