“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.
And the Blessing of God, who Creates, Redeems and Sanctifies, be upon you and all you love and pray for this day, and forever more.”
Thank you to Laura at Timshel for this. Like you, I feel like I cannot add anything further to this other than this lyric from one of my favourite songs: “I know I ask perfection of a quite imperfect world, and fool enough to think that’s what I’ll find.”
I may be a fool – but I’m a fool who believes I can make a difference in this world.
I pray to be uncomfortable.