May God bless me with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships
So that I may live from deep within my heart.
May God bless me with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitation of God’s creations
So that I may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless me with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war
So that I may reach out my hands to comfort them and to turn their pain to joy.
And may God bless me with just enough foolishness
To believe that I can make a difference in the world
So that I can do what others claim can’t be done
To bring justices and kindness to all our children and to all our neighbors who are poor.