Sunday, August 24, 2008

I found this benediction today on a friend's facebook page. Wow-

A Franciscan Benediction

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

May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that we may work for justice, freedom and peace.

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

And may God bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done.


  1. that is amazing. your picture is beautiful too.

  2. oh...i LOVE this & have to copy this down! & ditto-the pic is gorgeous;)!!! xoxo

  3. I agree what a sweet picture!!!