A Franciscan Benediction

Revised, Rewritten and Sung By Josh Spier

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 anger

at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,

so that you may work for justice,

freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those

who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war,

so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them

and to turn their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness

to believe that you can make a difference in this world,

so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God

who creates, redeems, and sanctifies be upon you

and all you love and pray for this day and forever more. Amen.

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