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    A Franciscan Benediction

    September 18, 2020
    This past week while out on a visit someone shared with me a powerful benediction that is cited in the book “Prayer” by Philip Yancey. It’s called “A Franciscan Benediction” and is quoted below.  I pray it will challenge you in positive directions as we pray for the coming of God’s kingdom in Christ!

               

    May God bless you with discomfort

    At easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships,

    So that you will live deep within your heart.

     

    May God bless you with anger

    At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,

    So that you will work for justice, freedom, and peace.

     

    May God bless you with tears

    To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, starvation and war,

    So that you will reach out to comfort them and

    To turn their pain into joy.

     

    And may God bless you with foolishness

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

    So that you will do what others claim cannot be done.

    Amen.     -EGN 

     

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