Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A blessing that you make a difference and do what cannot be done

Sometimes our "spirituality" can be a little too easy, a little too comfortable. But now and then the Holy Spirit gets my attention, and she pulls me off my front porch and out of my domesticity. I heard this blessing the other day and I leave it with you today (I am not sure of the author; if anyone knows, I will gladly give credit):

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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.
Art "Warm Embrace," by Cathy Jamison

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