Saturday, February 18, 2017

Beautiful Words

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 in justice, 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 can make a difference in the world,

So that we can do what others claim cannot be done.

- A Franciscan Prayer

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O, Friend, I pray this for you and I.

Let us use every aspect of our lives for God's glory.

Let us not fear discomfort, anger, tears, or foolishness,

If through those means we can change the world for God.

Life is said to be only ten percent what happens to you;

Ninety percent how you react to it.

React for God.

Let it be water that grows your garden, and catapults you into the arms of God.


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