The blessing of uneasy questions…

After a long week, I kind of need a cave for a while, but this came in today from the Emergent Village minimergent…

May you (and I) be richly blessed in this kind of way.

A Franciscan Blessing 

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. Amen.

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

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. Amen.

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.

Amen.

2 thoughts on “The blessing of uneasy questions…

  1. Superficial relationships – yep doing that

    Anger at injustice, working for freedom – yep doing that

    Tear shed, reaching out – yep doing that

    foolishness – certainly.

    So why do I have to do it all alone?

    Why, why, why do I feel rejected? Why do I find only superficial relationships? Why do I not have tears shed for me? Why do I not find a group who wants to work WITH me at injustice? Why is everybody else TOO BUSY or have some other of a plethora of excuses for me?

    I want to feel I am in a group of christians who feel all of the above, but I can’t find them.

    G-d bless
    Carl

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