Saint John the Evangelist (Lockport, IL)

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

A Provacative Prayer

A blessing by Bishop Ted Eastman

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

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

May God bless you with tears! --Tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them, turning their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with foolishness! --Enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, doing what others claim cannot be done!



At 7:11 AM, Blogger Deacon Bobbie said...

Oh, I LOVE this prayer! This very closely parallels the thoughts for this coming Sunday. It's wonderful.


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