Jun 24, 2010

The Greatest Of All Blessings?

I cannot take the credit for this, but I thought it was worth sharing.

A Franciscan blessing

“May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers,
half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world, so that you are able, with God’s grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.


Perhaps this is the greatest of all blessings?


Matthew said...

Beautiful. I love it!

Gay LDS Actor said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these beautiful words! I wonder how do they fit with what we Latinos in Arizona are suffering...specially when all of this comes from our own brothers in faith.

Arizona immigration law fallout harms LDS Church outreach


Rob said...

That's wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

Candice said...

FD, just a little note to say that I love your blog. When I feel uneasy or need different perspectives, I love coming to visit and reading a post or two. You are brilliant. Keep it up! :)

The Faithful Dissident said...

Thanks so much, Candice. You made my day. ;)

Ahab said...

I like it a lot!