May God bless us with a restless discomfort
about easy answers, half-truths, and
so that we may seek truth boldly and love
deeply within our hearts.
May God bless us with holy anger
at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of
people, so that we may tirelessly work for
justice, freedom, and peace among all people.
May God bless us with the gift of tears
to shed for those who suffer from pain,
rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they
cherish, so that we may reach out our hand
to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.
May God bless us with enough foolishness
to believe that we really can make a difference in
this world, so that we are able, with God’s grace
to do what others claim cannot be done.