Franciscan blessing at Providence.
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 eyes to see and a heart to feel injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace for all.
May God bless you with tears and listening ears for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, lost, loneliness, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to move their pain toward hope and joy.
And may God bless you with enough holy spirit foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done to bring God’s justice, mercy, and love to all.