bless us with discomfort

15 Feb

May God bless us with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that we may live from deep within our hearts.

May God bless us with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of God’s creations
So that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.

May God bless us with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war,
So that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and
To turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless us with just enough foolishness
To believe that we, in Your strength, can take part in the healing of this world. So that we can do what others claim cannot be done:
To bring the Good News of Jesus to all our children and all our neighbors.

amen.

 

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