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 for 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.