Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Franciscan Prayer Speaking to Us Today

A Franciscan Prayer speaks to us today:

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.

And 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.

This is my prayer for myself, for everyone who is part of Missio Lux, and for all that follow Jesus. May we continue to shine brightly with the light of Christ.

"I have come into the world as a light so that no one who follows me shall live in darkness." Jesus

1 comment:

Reverie said...

I have stumbled upon your blog, am inspired.
Thank you for this prayer,
Every blessing